I get tired of hearing some science-fiction fans saying that characterization isn't important in SF. In point of fact, I think it's probably more important in SF than in mainstream fiction. After all, if the author can't characterize humans well, he ...Robert J. Sawyer
That appropriation of resources and the transformation of them into goods and services through the European production system characterized, and characterizes to this day, all industrial systems including the information age.Paul Hawken
By the '50s and '60s, war movies had become big and impersonal. They almost never bothered to characterize the Japanese enemy as particularly evil; in fact, they never bothered to characterize him at all.Stephen Hunter
Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business that disco...Tom Cotton
Junk, redundancy, and inefficiency characterize astrophysical signals. It seems they characterize cells and sea lions, too. These biological constructions have lots of superfluous and redundant parts, and are a long way from being optimally built or ...Seth Shostak
Pappy's Staff: The reason he's pullin' our pants down. Pappy's Staff: Gonna paddle a little behind. Pappy's Staff: Ain't gonna paddle it - gonna kick it, real hard. Pappy's Staff: No, I believe he's gonna paddle it. Pappy's Staff: I don't believe tha...O Brother, Where Art Thou?