The science fiction reader is encouraged by his reading not to fear or dread change, but rather to accept it as a fresh and exciting challenge. After all, science fiction seems to say, the winds of change — however violent they may seem — are of man's making in the first place, and it should be within man's power to temper them.
King Lear, Act III, Scene ii
Blow winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drenched our steeples, (drowned) the cocks.
You sulph'rous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers of oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head. And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o' th' world.
Crack nature's molds, all germens spill at once
That makes ungrateful man.
Quoted by Henry Jenkins, PhD.
Dr Jenkins is a joint careerist at the Annenberg School for Careless Talk and the School of Imitative Arts, the University of Southern California.