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SFWA list of sf books with neuroatypical characters.
supergee: (nebula)
Robert Heinlein: SJW

Thanx to File 770

ETA: And an editor told Joe Haldeman, “Sci-fi does not mix with women.”


Aug. 27th, 2017 08:29 am
supergee: (nebula)
My inner 12-year-old screams with delight when Moorcock writes about Dick, but the important part is that Michael Moorcock’s favorite PKD book is also mine: Time out of Joint, which says that maybe everything is fake. Also, Adam Roberts makes what may be the possible case for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. (As a post-humanist, I am not terribly concerned by The Android vs. the Human as anything but a sign of progress, but it mattered to Dick, perhaps because, like a common type of homophobe, he feared he was what he wanted to eliminate.) There’s also someone who appears to actually believe that Dick’s mimetic writing was his best.

No more

Aug. 3rd, 2017 01:51 pm
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Four of the great writers of my lifetime—John Barth, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Roth, and Robert Silverberg—have stopped writing novels. I’m a bit sad, but it would be ungrateful to be too sad, and I think they had a better idea than John Updike did. After he finished with Rabbit and Bech, his lifetime average decreased with every book.


Jul. 12th, 2017 08:38 pm
supergee: (coy2)
Coed Demon Sluts is obviously a Big Idea.

Thanx to Whatever.


Jul. 3rd, 2017 06:27 am
supergee: (starmaker)
Darko Suvin said that sf is “cognitive estrangement.” Robert Anton Wilson said it’s “straight-faced bullshit.” I’m sure there are subtle differences between the two definitions, but that’s not important now; it’s a tension between opposites. SF that emphasizes the straight-faced part has traditionally been called “hard” sf, but that term has become entangled in controversy. So how about plausible science fiction?

Thanx to File 770
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Thomas Pynchon seen (or not) from Brazil. Time to confess that I think of Against the Day as something I slogged through and lived to tell about, and I haven’t tried The Bleeding Edge for fear that it’s his Golem100.

Thanx to Metafilter


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Arthur D. Hlavaty

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