Thursday, July 31, 2014

SF fans...

SF fans – a fascinating post and comment thread on the current state of science fiction, over at Eric S. Raymond's place.

I've been a science fiction fan since the '60s.  In the last few years I've been mostly mining Amazon for past works that I've never read – because I found the vast majority of the modern works pretty, but uninteresting.  ESR articulates exactly this, in a detailed way that I simply don't have the intellectual tools to do.  In the process, he lists publishing houses and authors that may well provide me with a new source of reading material!

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