September 25th, 2003

breaking bad

"brass bras brightly polished"

I have a chip on my shoulder about (among other things) the denigration of SF in comparison to other forms of writing. So does Ken McLeod, who can rant with the best of them, and whose wide shoulders hold many chips, or so it seems.

This is a good post (you have to scroll past the unrelated and intemperate rant about bans on smoking).

Summary: SF which is a genuine imaginative attempt to explore a possible future, perhaps as diffrent from us as can be, is just as valid as SF which illuminates some truth about us here and now. He doesn't say so but this probably applies to fantasy too

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