Science fiction still is an idea genre.
The expression of divinity is in variety.
I'm not sure a world run by women would be any better. They're human beings!
The only people who have the long view are some scientists and some science fiction writers.
There are writers who say they have no social responsibility except to write a good book, but that doesn't satisfy me.
What do I have to say to the universe? A soul ought to have something to say to the universe if it's going to be immortal.
It may be important to write a book that doesn't come up to what I would like to have rather than to write no book at all.
Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one's own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.
To me, fantasy has always been the genre of escape, science fiction the genre of ideas. So if you can escape and have a little idea as well, maybe you have some kind of a cross-breed between the two.
To my mind, the expression of divinity is in variety, and the more variable the creation, the more variable the creatures that surround us, botanical and zoological, the more chance we have to learn and to see into life itself, nature itself.