February 8th, 2005

breaking bad

The shuttle of the soul

There must have been more SF essays written about 'The Cold Equations' than any other SF story. nwhyte has a link to a new essay, emphasising how the story is structured around a dichotomy which includes gender but stretches out to include heat and warmth, reason and emotion, the frontier and the home, and all the other begging-to-be-deconstructed binaries we pick away at. Nothing startlingly new in the essay, but worth a read.
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