Date: 2012-01-22 07:11 pm (UTC)
SF as "the literature of ideas" is widely attributed to Pamela Sargent but rarely citing a specific source. It seems to be from her editorial introduction (http://books.google.com/books?ei=d10cT7P5E4Hn0QHo8qTJCw&id=ba8yAAAAMAAJ&dq=more+women+of+wonder&q=%22literature+of+ideas%22#search_anchor) to More Women of Wonder (1976). But Asimov seems to have beaten her to the bunch with his essay "When Aristotle Fails, Try Science Fiction" (1971) retitled "The Literature of Ideas" a couple years later for inclusion in a collection. And the phrase "literature of ideas" was used multiple times with no reference to science fiction, often in the study of French literature if Google Books is any guide. And now I've already spent more minutes than I really intended to looking for a source for the quotation so I'll leave it at that.
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