Re: [mythsoc] NPR top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy titles poll
- On 8/4/2011 7:09 AM, WendellWag@... wrote:
> I see no reason to think that the books I listed were particularly
> liberal or particularly conservative or particularly anything else. Have
> you read them and know them to be particularly biased to any single
> political viewpoint? If not, I don't think you have any basis for saying
> Wendell Wagner
> In a message dated 8/4/2011 8:04:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> darrellm@... writes:
> The suspicious part of me wonders about the world views of these titles
> in terms of the admittedly simplistic "liberal-conservative"
> spectrum. I
> love a lot of what NPR does and I hope they keep getting the funding
> they need. Still, I wouldn't trust their objectivity on sociopolitical
> issues if they told me a representative form of government has worked
> well for the USA so far.
> This suggests a skewed participant demographic, rather than some
> underhanded plot, to me.
Suspicion often functions independently of evidence. If I had evidence,
I wouldn't "wonder". Nor would I say something "suggests", I would say
I shall chastise my paranoid alternative self. But he doesn't listen to
me. He suspects I am out to get him. He may be right.
- 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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