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Good fiction isn’t conservative

Assume less, Asimov

I spent a lot of Christmas reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, and one line has stuck with me. Not because it's profound, or because it resonated with some intangible part of human existence. The opposite. I can't remember what they're looking at or why, but some major character peers out of his spaceship windscreen and says "Nobody builds a structure that big for an art project".

They do too!

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