Wednesday, 27 March 2013

More on the death of science fiction

Here's an article claiming SF isn't dead. The evidence? Large numbers of fantasy writers. A great example of Damon Knight's famous non-definition of SF: 'SF is what we point to when we say it.'

I've noticed a couple of these types of article since the big Kincaid review of last year. You can feel the panic in lines like this: 'Recently, it’s become fashionable to agonise about the Death of Science Fiction, and hardly a week passes without some commentator declaring its demise.'

I'll be returning to this topic soon, misanthropy fans!

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