I would not be encouraging a young person today to be entering science fictionas a profession. I do have a fear that the science-fiction novel is as much an
artifact of the 20th century as Victorian literature was of the 19th," said
Sawyer. "No matter how hard you yell 'clear' and go for the defibrillator
paddle, you still can't get that spark of life going again.
Technology and science are moving so fast that it's getting impossible to be futuristic in a genre where the future is everything. With shrinking outlets and booksales, writers, booksellers and devotees are counting the days. The article makes a valid point, but ignores the creativity of those who can transform the genre.