(urth) Unhappiness with fantasy writing

James Crossley ishmael at drizzle.com
Wed Jun 14 22:27:47 PDT 2006

I don¹t know her work well, but I very much enjoyed <Life>.  More fiction of
science than science fiction, if that makes any sense.  It somehow reminded
me of Byatt¹s <Possession>.

What I¹ve heard about this new series isn¹t great.


On 6/14/06 7:39 PM, "PMorris33 at aol.com" <PMorris33 at aol.com> wrote:

> I've long been an admirer of Gwyneth Jones.  Her first science fiction book
> "Divine Endurance" was a perfect gem.  And her book of criticism,
> "Deconstructing The Starships" is simply the best science fiction criticism
> I've ever read, pace Kingley Amis and John Clute.
> But I'm having trouble with her fantasy series "Bold As Love".  What's
> happened to that beautiful Englishwoman?  She's gone dead on the page.
> Is anyone else in the group a reader of Gwen Jones?
> I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.
> Thanks to all of you
> Pip
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