Saturday, July 19, 2008

Here's a great essay on what the author believes to be the phenomenon currently drifting toward making sci-fi short stories as irrelevant as modern poetry:
[T]here's one aspect of the new implied readers that distresses me: nowadays, for many newer writers, the implied reader is a member of a writer's workshop.
Plus, this gem of a quote about RAH:
Some authors go through phases of being different implied authors — Heinlein the practical romantic, Heinlein the uncle we all should have had, Heinlein the uncle you'd warn your girlfriend about.

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