Fwd: Thog's Critical Masterclass
- From _Ansible_ 172, ed. Dave Langford. The department of great bloopers in
science fiction & fantasy offers what would be a useful sidebar to the
Boston Globe article forwarded by Wayne:
>THOG'S CRITICAL MASTERCLASS. A school website suggests a disarminglyDavid Bratman
>radical new approach to reading fantasy: `The well-known story of _Alice
>in Wonderland_ takes on a whole new view when read in its original form.'
>(Metropolitan School District of Mt.Vernon, USA)
- I wanted to figure out what the sentence quoted in "Thog's Critical
Masterclass" in _Ansible_ came from, so I did a web search. First, the Mt.
Vernon mentioned is the one in Indiana. Here's the page it's quoted from:
You get to this page from the Mt. Vernon schools main webpage
by clicking on Mt. Vernon Junior High School, then on Media Center, then on
Science Fiction and Fantasy (at the bottom of the page). So this is a junior
high school's list of recommended science fiction and fantasy. A wierd
description of _Alice in Wonderland_ perhaps, but not as strange as _Ansible_
makes it sound.