Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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Are You Tired of Genre Definition Debates?

If you really want to kill SF as a genre, go right ahead and tell people what is and what isn’t really SF, and don’t forget to exclude people whose work borrows from and expands on the central themes and tropes of the genre simply because they forgot to include a heroic narrative or some other tick mark that meets the approval of the Guardians of the True Quill.


--Paul McAuley.

What a cool little quote, hey? I dig that. So, there's the link. McAuley doesn't actually say much in the post, just sort of says, 'You're all idiots,' but that's okay some of the time. Strange about the copyright notice in his biography information, though.
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