I was trying to explain…

I was trying to explain to my dad in the car on the way to the airport why my next book will a) be science fiction, and hopefully a highly entertaining yarn, but also b) still be political, in its own way. I was feeling a bit flail-y about what I was trying to do, and the likelihood of actually accomplishing it, which is why it was so nice to come home and read this on Kat's page:

The bottom line is this: You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably cant, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.If there is no moral question, there is no reason to write. Im an old-fashioned writer and, despite the odds, I want to change the world.

 James Baldwin

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