Bradbury: Severing Medusa’s Head

“Gazing at Medusa’s image in his bronze shield, pretending to look one way, Perseus reaches back over his shoulder and severs Medusa’s head. So science fiction pretends at futures in order to cure sick dogs lying in today’s road. Indirection is everything. Metaphor is the medicine.”

– Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (p. 104-105)

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