Monday, February 27, 2012

If You Forget the Future, You Are Doomed to Lose It

There are some folks out there whose knowledge of speculative fiction starts in the '70s. Peter Jackson is the only thing that lets them know there was F/SF before The Elfstones of Shannara. I find their lack of knowledge...disturbing.

There have been so many amazing stories in the last eighty years, but if you go to the F/SF bookshelves at your local bookstore (assuming there's one left in your neighborhood), you see why the suits at Bertelsmann call their offerings "content" or "product."

Because that's what it is. Not stories.

Rant complete. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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