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hutch0
Date: 2008-04-28 23:01
Subject: science fiction, what's that about, then? (part whatever it is)
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Some time ago, back before the PreCambrian Explosion, when it was just me and Jean Marie and Selkie and the (even then sadly-LJless) OJM rattling around here, with occasional interjections by Lou Anders and brisingamen and peake (remember those days, guys? Before all these boisterous folk started moving in?) I posted a few rather clumsy and embarrassing rants about the state of science fiction today and my rather namby-pamby views on it.
Well, I'm indebted to Neal Asher for pointing me at this article by Richard Morgan (whose novel Black Man I'm currently enjoying enormously) which addresses a few of the points I sort of approached but veered away from. I think the man talks a lot of sense. Any thoughts?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-29 22:54 (UTC)
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That sounds fair enough to me. Although I should point out that my stuff only rarely has anything to do with mankind's relationship with technology and science, and I still think of it as science fiction.
I'm not sure whether anyone did try to assassinate De Gaulle - although you're right, someone must have, at some point.
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