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Aurealis Awards, Part Two.

Today, it's science fiction.

Also, there's some content this time. Fiction gets discussed. Rejoice.

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kaolinfire
Jan. 10th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Nice to read such a critical take of fiction, and even nicer to get all of the context for it.

I find it interesting that GUD just published an "immortal that wants to die" story--I didn't think they were that common. I think ours, from how you've described the contender--pulls it off in a more time-honored tradition. Which isn't good, or bad, in and of itself. Just the first thing I can think of to distinguish the two. ;)
benpeek
Jan. 10th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
thanks, man. i tried to work the context in for the fiction.

as for immortals who want to die, there's a pretty big tradition of it. a lot of vampire fiction has a touch of it in there, and if i remember right, there's a kind of science fiction story wherein the immortal characters, through technology, become bored and eventually embrace death--though right now no titles are jumping into my head. i think maybe silverberg did one. in fact, when you really start to break it down, most stories involving immortals involve their love/hate relationship with death.
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