(urth) "Realistic fiction leaves out too much." - Gene Wolfe
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Sat Apr 30 18:27:54 PDT 2011
On 4/30/2011 8:15 PM, James Wynn wrote:
> I think Wolfe's problem with it was that there was no reason not to
> have written the story in the Realistic genre. It was a Naturalism
> story with SF scenery. Pointless. It didn't deal at all with all the
> "other stuff" that Wolfe thinks Realistic fiction cannot address.
> Of course the same could be said of Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" --
> just War fiction with lasers.
> On 4/30/2011 5:51 PM, David Stockhoff wrote:
>> It's disappointing to many readers of science fiction. I wonder if
>> it's disappointing to fans of college professor fiction?
>> I always thought of it as a response to Heinlein's lunar/stellar
>> imperium stories, which certainly needed one.
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