(urth) Gollancz list (was: Re: Book of the New Sun won the contest!)

Jane Delawney jane_delawney at sky.com
Sat Aug 6 17:42:27 PDT 2011

On 28/07/11 16:27, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> Sigh. Not a single book by a woman made the list.
Dan'l, sorry to change the header and divert the thread but as I've 
often noted before I will not receive my list mails back unless I do 
this. That's Sky Mail aka gmail for you :(

On your comment: well as a woman I care far less about the lack of 
female presence in the top 10 than I do about the *absence* of Ringworld 
and also The Disposessed.

Praise the Lord, or the higher power of your choice, that neither of 
these made it!

Niven is one of the most sexist male SF writers ever IMO (so even if 
Ringworld itself isn't sexist (I don't know, because I'll never read a 
Niven ever again after looking briefly at the Man-Kzin Wars / Known 
Space series); Le Guin is ... well I don't know what to say. I did not 
manage to read more than 1 chapter of The Disposessed; she was so intent 
on banging her drum and drilling into our heads the contrast between her 
idyllic but backward egalitarians and the technologically advanced 
sexist b*****ds. Hated the sheer manipulative lameness. Hated every 
sentence of it.

Only Le Guin adult fic I ever managed to finish was The Lathe of Heaven. 
On the other hand I loved the original Earthsea series, though not the 
follow-up recantations (should have said 'quod scripsi scripsi, deal 
with it, IMO).

OTOH I will almost certainly buy the new Gollancz BOTNS eds when they 
appear, how great to see Gene voted most wanted reprint. Fabulous!!


> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Antonin Scriabin
> <kierkegaurdian at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Great!  Glad TBONS is getting a new edition ... another one for the
>> collection :-)
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Daniel Petersen
>> <danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Just got this in my inbox today... expect a snazzy new edition from
>>> Gollancz!
>>> http://www.gollancz50.com/
>>> -DOJP
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