Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stuff I mostly haven't read yet

... but am sharing anyway. Partly so I can clear out my bookmarks, and partly because a quick skim makes me reasonably confident that there's something to worth reading in all of these.


Marie said...

I don't know how to feel about the Jo Walton piece. I talked it through with Jeff, the science fiction reader in the house, and I think she may be on to something but it made me sort of generally and irrationally angry and I can't quite say why.

Sarah Rettger said...

The most articulate reaction I've come up with (partly based on a Twitter discussion with Josh Christie) is that there's far too much sense of "should" in it -- i.e. SF requires a certain skill set/reading paradigm, and if you haven't acquired it, you should, otherwise you're doing it wrong.