Let's Take Science Fiction Out of the Universities and Put It Back into the Gutter Where It Belongs

"Let's Take Science Fiction out of the Universities and Put It Back into the Gutter Where It Belongs" was first said by Dena Brown at a Secondary Universe panel around 1970 after listening to an especially boring academic discussion of sf.

It has since been widely attributed to other people.

It remains true.

Ed Wood expressed a similar sentiment in 1966 at Tricon, the 1966 Worldcon. At the "Critics in Science Fiction" panel, he stood up, shook his fist, and roared, "I will not stand idly by and see the grandeur and glory that is science fiction crucified upon a cross of pedantic scholasticism."


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