Fiction offers infinite freedom. You can turn heroes into villains, wallflowers into party girls…anything is possible. I find this quite liberating–to be free of the implacable rules of mathematics and logic. Perhaps that’s why many scientists are attracted to fiction writing. Lewis Carroll, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Somerset Maugham, and more recently, Taslima Nasrin, Manil Suri and Khaled Hosseini.
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