If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want.
More Quotes from Frederik Pohl:The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction.
The big new development in my life is, when I turned 80, I decided I no longer have to do four pages a day. For me, it's like retiring.
The way you write science fiction is you sit down at your writing machine and you open your mind to the first thought that comes through.
Stories where the author has known very little, but run a computer program that tells him how to construct a planet, and looked up specific things about rocketry and so on, really suck.
A lot of the cosmologists and astrophysicists clearly had been reading science fiction.
The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
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