The territory to be mapped

> It’s more like the job of a science fiction writer is not to map the territory, but to point out that there’s territory to be mapped.

> Science fiction is about pointing out that there are things that are out of the frame [in real life] that don’t properly belong out of the frame, whose ruling out is arbitrary—or customary, which is another way of saying the same thing.

– [Cory Doctorow](