11070Re: [SFC] newly discovered tidbit about sex from Clarke
- Dec 4, 2006Don't forget all characters in Ballard novels are called from or have an
uncanny similarity to the *real* Ballard...
On 12/4/06, hectopede <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com<sciencefictionclassics%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Aleus Mundi"
> <novovacuum@...> wrote:
> > Artie Clarke is not a Hard SF author, those who write under his pen
> > are.
> > On 11/21/06, cherylllr <firstname.lastname@example.org<no_reply%40yahoogroups.com>>
> > > Many critics consider J.G.
> > > Ballard's 'Crush' (1973), in which he interweaves images of
> > > and sex to comment on the alienation of technological society, the
> > > most distinguished example of "pornographic" science
> > > fiction.
> Ballard's "Crush" was a good one ;) Actually, "Crash". His "The
> Unlimited Dream Company" is highly erotic. The most repetitive thing
> he has written, no wonder. Most Ballard's characters are a bit like
> Borat, they love sex and keep getting "swollen" all the time.
> I can't agree that Arhtur C. Clarke is soft SF. How define hard SF? I
> thought that the distance from real science makes SF hard: the closer
> the harder. Of all the writers Arthur C. Clarke's predictions in
> science and technology are the closest to reality. How can one be
> more hard in SF?
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