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World SF, worth reading BEFORE offering an opinion

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  • Kelwyn
    http://www.haikasoru.com/science-fiction/world-sf-worth-reading-before-developing-an-opinion/
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 10, 2010
    • B Smith
      I have no words for the ignorance flowing out of that. Geez. So Samuel Delaney, Steven Barnes, Tananrive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Saunders, Tobias Buckell,
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 1, 2010
        I have no words for the ignorance flowing out of that. Geez.

        So Samuel Delaney, Steven Barnes, Tananrive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Saunders, Tobias Buckell, N. K. Jemisin, David Anthony Durham and many others have less of tie a to Africa and Pan-African culture than Mike Resnick? I guess none of them have written ever novels shaped by Africa or God forbid have actually been set in Africa or fictionalized analogs?

        --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "Kelwyn" <ravenadal@...> wrote:
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      • Uncle Ruckus
        (That s the word for it. Ignorance. Spinrad does not even think about his collegues, some of whom were writing before or at the same time he started.
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 3, 2010
          (That's the word for it. Ignorance. Spinrad does not even think about his collegues, some of whom were writing before or at the same time he started. Ignorance and arrogance, cuz he thinks he knows.

          Somebody send this fool copies of Dark Matter I and II)

          --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "B Smith" <daikaiju66@...> wrote:
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          > I have no words for the ignorance flowing out of that. Geez.
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          > So Samuel Delaney, Steven Barnes, Tananrive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Saunders, Tobias Buckell, N. K. Jemisin, David Anthony Durham and many others have less of tie a to Africa and Pan-African culture than Mike Resnick? I guess none of them have written ever novels shaped by Africa or God forbid have actually been set in Africa or fictionalized analogs?
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          > --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "Kelwyn" <ravenadal@> wrote:
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          > > http://www.haikasoru.com/science-fiction/world-sf-worth-reading-before-developing-an-opinion/
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        • Uncle Ruckus
          (Boy they snatched his column down over at Asimovs--I guess it was time for the current issue More reaction here to The Great Norman Spinrad African SF
          Message 4 of 4 , Apr 6, 2010
            (Boy they snatched his column down over at Asimovs--I guess it was time for the "current issue"

            More reaction here to

            The Great Norman Spinrad African SF Contretemps


            The Fatal Paragraph

            So, for now at least, and in the apparent absence of a significant body of science fiction written by born and bred Africans, this Caucasian American is probably the closest thing there is or has been to an African science fiction writer, with the exception of Octavia Butler. Who did write the same sort of thing, and did it well, and was Black to boot, but I use that politically incorrect word rather than "African American" because aside from her genetic heritage she was no more African than Mike Resnick.

            The reaction

            http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/third-world-worlds-link-compilation/


            You know, though I haven't seen a peep from Spinrad, it seems out of place for him to be so tone deaf--what do you think of the arguement that the editors over at Asimovs screwed him over by not calling him on this--do you think they edited him at all?



            --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "B Smith" <daikaiju66@...> wrote:
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            > I have no words for the ignorance flowing out of that. Geez.
            >
            > So Samuel Delaney, Steven Barnes, Tananrive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, Charles Saunders, Tobias Buckell, N. K. Jemisin, David Anthony Durham and many others have less of tie a to Africa and Pan-African culture than Mike Resnick? I guess none of them have written ever novels shaped by Africa or God forbid have actually been set in Africa or fictionalized analogs?
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            > --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "Kelwyn" <ravenadal@> wrote:
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            > > http://www.haikasoru.com/science-fiction/world-sf-worth-reading-before-developing-an-opinion/
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