Recently I had dinner with two Tsinghua students I advise.
ME Do you know what “science fiction” is?
BOTH OF THEM Yes.
ME I have an idea for a science-fiction story. Five years from now, Tsinghua and Beida [Beijing University] students get together and decide to change the government. What do you think?
They were amused by this idea. However, here’s what they said:
BOTH OF THEM Where’s the science?
I explained that science fiction often takes place in the future.