94244Re: What science fiction writer are you?
- Feb 9, 2007
> Doug <brighto@...> wrote:<some snippage>
> >Charlie Bell wrote:
> >> Doug wrote:
> >>>Charlie wrote:
> >>> Yeah. Claire said that Glory Season pisses herI also read it ~ 12 yrs ago, and I didn't care for it;
> off 'cause Brin comes
> >>> across as badly sexist. I don't see it, but I
> >>> guess that's the point...
> >> What's her rational[e]?
> > I don't know..."No, I've
> > read it and it pissed me off, Brin seems to be
> >really sexist and
> > think women are inferior and ...it's just the way
> > he writes women."
> > So, using my female-male dictionary, I have no
> >idea really. She likes Banks a lot though.
> I was curious because I remember Brin being pissed
> off because someone else (a feminist organization I
> think) had a similar reaction. I'm pretty sure he
> considers himself a feminist and Glory Season to be
> I read the book some ten years ago and don't
> remember that much about it.
I don't recall thinking it sexist, exactly, but *I*
wouldn't want to live in such a world. I actually
resold the book (unlike all the Uplift novels, which I
got in hardcover b/c I enjoy them so much). I do
think his female Uplift characters are very
well-drawn, and I can relate to how most of them feel
and behave. Now I shall have to reread GS, and see
what it was that annoyed me...
More books: I finished _Remember Phlebas_#, and while
I enjoyed the culure-building very much (and see
parallels to some of today's mess), I hated to see
some of the main protagonists die before getting a
decent chance at redemption. Also, I didn't think his
women as multi-faceted as Brin's, but to be fair I
judge a book quite heavily on whether I like (or can
relate to) major characters.
The women in the Duneverse seem less than
three-dimentional as well, overly preoccupied with
pleasing a man, duping a man, or grasping at power by
using men. I did find returning there interesting
enough to plan to read the next in the
Herbert/Anderson prequel series - just turned _House
Atriedes_ (sp?) back in.
# There But For The Grace Of God Go I Maru
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