supergee: (coy2)
2017-07-12 08:38 pm

Title

Coed Demon Sluts is obviously a Big Idea.

Thanx to Whatever.
supergee: (starmaker)
2017-07-03 06:27 am

Plausible

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?

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supergee: (book)
2017-06-14 05:39 am

Miss Portinari investigates

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.

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supergee: (nebula)
2017-05-18 05:58 am

Big little book

Babel-17 put a space opera, a meditation on language and communication, alternate sex/love arrangements, and a fascinating protagonist into under 200 pages.

Thanx to Tor.com.
supergee: (starmaker)
2017-05-12 05:45 am

Classic space opera

Tor.com gives away A Fire upon the Deep, and Jo Walton tells us why it’s so great.
supergee: (starmaker)
2017-04-20 05:33 am

Beginning

Nisi Shawl looks at The Jewels of Aptor.

Thanx to Tor.com.
supergee: (nebula)
2017-04-19 06:08 am

Full of ideas

Why Ada Palmer writes like that

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supergee: (book)
2017-04-18 05:22 am

Downhill from there

First novels that were their author’s best

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