|This really does bring tears to my eyes.
||[Thursday, May. 14th, 2009|01:56 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Or maybe I'm just PMSing.|
24 pages of wild unicorns and counting.
I'll throw in a vote here on Doselle's behalf. Fan forever, writing genre since the late 80s/early 90s, published in the 90s and 00s.
It is pretty fucking amazing, tha's for sure.
I'm impressed, not just by the number of comments but by their content.
I love that there's almost 900 responses. I haven't skimmed, but I do like that a subsegment of persons who read F&SF (because not everybody who does IS on Livejournal) are that populous, despite being underrepresented in the fiction they're reading.
Well, according to LMB, we didn't read or watch or have opinions of SF/F until the advent of the internet, so what's really telling in so many of the comments is how long people have been fans and how many of them cite parents and grandparents as having inspired their interest.
Yes, definitely. After all, persons of color had no interaction with science fiction or fantasy before the intertubes.
Oh and as addendum to that thought, screw Chip Delany and Octavia Butler.
--seriously. If persons of color have no relation to genre fiction, what the hell were Chip and Octavia doing the last 30 years.
They were... wait for it... UNICORNS.
I just laughed out loud. Thank you.
That's wonderful. Positive, impressive, enormously touching.
It wasn't so long ago that only boyz were supposed to read SF, and women were invisible or helpless victims. Maybe we're on the edge of the new New Wave.
The sad thing is that it hasn't been lost on us that a lot of the recent you-know-what has been coming from white female authors.
I've noticed that a lot of the kerfuffle has come outta what white chicks had to say about race.
Personally, I'm appreciating all the kerfuffle for introducing me to an author I hadn't heard of whose non-fiction essay on the matter really made me go 'wow, you must write STUNNING fiction' (to wit, Mary Anne Mohanraj).
Well hot damn. That's just badass right there.
that's what's up... it's nice to see...
That's awesome. It's pretty moving to see all the folks posting on that entry.