Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Dreaming Up Daily Quote

"The lasting aim of literature is to display our destinies.”

--Jorge Luis Borges

The above illustration by Alex Schomburg was reproduced in the front and back of the science fiction novels for young people known as the Winston Science Fiction series, published in the 1950s. I found novels in the series in the public library beginning in fourth grade, and I would examine this illustration over and over, wondering about the stories these images made, or could make. While these did not depict our destinies in this world, they represented the investigation of destinies through fiction of the future.

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