The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
I think about the characters I've created and then I sit down and start typing and see what they will do. There's a lot of subconscious thought that goes on. It amazes me to find out, a few chapters later, why I put someone in a certain place when I did. It's spooky.
I think about the characters I've created, and then I sit down and start typing and see what they will do. There's a lot of subconscious thought that goes on. It amazes me to find out, a few chapters later, why I put someone in a certain place when I did.
Books and movies are different art forms with different rules. And because of that, they never translate exactly.
I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part.
In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything.
People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Ebola is a nasty disease to get. It's scary. But as a weapon, it is probably not likely. Ebola is a difficult malady to weaponize and deliver efficiently.
Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser.
Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Your life may change, but your dream doesn't have to. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it.
The good old days are now.
Helicopters don't fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.
There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.
The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.
When I was doing 'Executive Orders,' I talked about Ebola to people who know about infectious diseases and their use as weapons of war, and guys told me that these weapons are more psychological than physical.
America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.
What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.
Learn to write the same way you learn to play golf. You do it and keep doing it until you get it right.