Friday, September 29, 2006

The Book of Thoth New Frontiers Symposium Interview Series

The folks at the Book of Thoth have been kind enough to run a series of interviews with speakers at the New Frontiers Symposium - all have been interesting, and are well worth having a quick read-through.

My favourite quote so far comes from the interview with Robert Zimmerman:

BoT : What makes you want to write or speak about these subjects?

RZ : I am interested in the idea of exploration, of going where no one has gone before, of tracing a warm line of life in barren dead places. Scientists do this when they discover something new about the universe. Astronauts do it when they go to new places. Engineers do it when they figure out a better way to built something. In every case, their effort enriches human existence. The challenge of pushing the unknown forces us to be better then we are. And as a writer it has been my goal to encourage this effort in the future by telling the stories of how others have done it in the past and present.
The more I hear from Bob, the more I look forward to meeting him, and hearing him speak. He's got vision, which seems to be a rare thing these days.

Keep an eye out for an interview with Project Blue Book Archive head honcho Will Wise, which should be available this weekend.

Paul Kimball

1 comment:

Dustin said...

Will Wise is up! Another great guy and good interview, I think. :-)