(urth) Father Inire and SF loathing

Daniel D Jones ddjones at riddlemaster.org
Tue Jun 13 14:48:37 PDT 2006

On Tuesday 13 June 2006 15:21, don doggett wrote:
> --- Daniel D Jones <ddjones at riddlemaster.org> wrote:
> > I don't think the charge is that his _style_ is
> > pretentious, but that his work
> > itself is.
> I think that's a frivolous charge at best, and a lazy
> one. I assume those who say this think that Wolfe's
> work tries to rise "above its station" as SF?
> Pretending to significance in a genre that's by it's
> nature trite? Or am I way off the mark?

It's not like there's a coherent, monolithic movement, and I've read similar 
arguments to those.  But there are those who dismiss the BoTNS as torture 
fetishism and The Wizard/Knight as simple wish fulfillment.

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