Saturday, February 04, 2017

You Think ‘Alternative Facts’ Are Like Science Fiction? Ursula Le Guin Would Like A Word With You


In a letter to her local paper, she writes, “We call it fiction because it isn’t fact. … The test of a fact is that it simply is so – it has no ‘alternative.’ The sun rises in the east. To pretend the sun can rise in the west is a fiction, to claim that it does so as fact (or ‘alternative fact’) is a lie.”

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