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I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother? ---->>>

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology, and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas, and then did some graduate work in it. ---->>>

I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting. ---->>>

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over. ---->>>

Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. ---->>>

I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain. ---->>>

I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir. ---->>>

My first degree came years before my second. I had wanted to be a physicist, but I flunked calculus. ---->>>

You can also make explicit certain social problems which, again, would be prejudged or not encountered at all in real life, because people have set up defenses against it. Fantasy allows you to get past defenses. ---->>>

My personal feeling about science fiction is that it's always in some way connected to the real world, to our everyday world. ---->>>

Other people, including me, have written books with main characters who were old and rich. Or old and brilliant. Old sages, old wizards, old rich people. ---->>>

I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along. ---->>>

I like the Beatles, of course, but that's when I grew up. ---->>>

No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully. ---->>>

I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it. ---->>>

I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction. ---->>>

Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind. ---->>>

When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware. ---->>>

But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world. ---->>>

Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women. ---->>>

I used to not back down from a challenge. ---->>>

It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is. ---->>>

It's hard to hold the focus that strongly on a single character for that long. ---->>>

One of my degrees was a science degree in biology. ---->>>

There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person. ---->>>

When I was starting out, I did not do short fiction well, because I kept wanting to write books. ---->>>

When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-07, 1945
Occupation: Author

Elizabeth Moon (born March 7, 1945) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. Her other writing includes newspaper columns and opinion pieces. Her novel The Speed of Dark won the 2003 Nebula Award. Prior to her writing career, she served in the United States Marine Corps.(wikipedia)