Re: [mythsoc] NPR top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy titles poll
- On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Darrell A. Martin <darrellm@...> wrote:
> "1984" is an alternate history, or historical fiction. Not SF&F. "AnimalWhen "1984" was written, it was (dystopian) SF. Nowadays, it might
> Farm" is in the same categories as "1984", but as a beast fable
> qualifies for the list, I suppose.
qualify as alternate history, but I don't think that should
necessarily bump it out of the SF category.
"Animal Farm" is beast-fable, yes, but also well-constructed allegory.
CSL thought it a better book than "1984."
- On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Lisa Harrigan <auntie_m_groups@...> wrote:
Most of these should not be on a Best of All Time list, because they are
Brand New, some trilogies have not even had book 3 printed yet, Series.
How do they get on a Best of All Times List?This is a fair point. I do think it's valid to want to include things that are new, so you get the full range of classic to contemporary. But series that aren't completed yet really shouldn't qualify.-Alana
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