SciFi Rots Your Brain?


Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin told an audience at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival that his teachers said sci-fi would rot his mind. “When I was 12 or 13, I had teachers take away science fiction books by Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and say: ‘You’re a smart kid, you get good grades. Why are you reading this trash? They rot your mind. You should be reading Silas Marner,'” Martin said. History, and publishing sales records have proven otherwise.

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