Outer Spaces

Science fiction and the world. They have created each other […] Obviously the influence of the world on science fiction was much more massive, but the influence of science fiction on the world was far more meaningful […] In any case there is no doubt that we live in a world of science fiction.  All around us we see signs of a new order: our life is not what it was for our fathers and it is not the one of their. Life moves faster and faster and we move with it. It is as if we ride technology launched at  gallop and we can not descending without break our necks.

James Gunn

Alternate worlds: the illustrated history of science fiction

Prentice-Hall, 1975