gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,

This ain't no stinking sci-fi

So I've just read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It is apparently one of the most heartbreaking reads of this century. Which is fine, except that it reads like 1970s SF.

I was similarly underwhelmed by Oryx and Crake and that one about clones whose title I cannot recall.

McCarthy and Atwood are good writers although possibly too disengaged for me to really like them but their plundering of old sci-fi is nothing terribly new or exciting. And I've never got on with Lessing.

And then this from LeGuin (via Ansible). Stick it to them Ursula!

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