[ExI] "Heavy Industry--1995"

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Jun 19 09:18:47 UTC 2008

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 06:29 AM 6/16/2008 -0400, MB wrote:
>> And I look at my ancient SF books and wonder what happened.
>> James White:  Second Ending
>> James Blish: The Seedling Stars
>> We've lost our way?
> Well, those books are set considerably in the future, no? And even 
> for "near futures" there can be setbacks of a few decades.
Speaking for myself, I lost my way or never fully found and claimed it.  
Somehow I didn't put it together that if I expected these wondrous 
things to happen that I, I personally, needed to arrange my life to do 
what I can to make it so.  Instead I cheered from the sidelines, talked 
about the fascinating ideas over and over and over again but spent most 
of my time for the 8 or 9 years since I came around these parts working 
relatively mundane jobs for most of my productive time to "make a 
living" with no clear plan or energy about living more as needed to help 
bring the future as I want it into being.  

I suspect I am not alone.  Maybe "in another life"?  What are we (many 
of us) waiting for?

- samantha

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