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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 7 months ago
The main character, Gignomai met'Oc, is as memorable as was Bassianus Severus. Gignomai is the youngest member of a sentenced family of exiles on account of the political betrayal of an aristocratic family and he's clearly different from his relatives - he does not enjoy the birth privileges due to ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin: “It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no m...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
The best we can do is seek to transform ourselves and those around us into kinder, gentler versions of ourselves. This is a struggle that never ends and begins anew every time a new child is born. Success is only ever temporary and only ever a mitigation not a total victory. For all that it is an ef...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
This book in particular, and K. J. Parker’s SF in general, reminds me of a quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin: “It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no m...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
It’s an interesting debate about SF being written by mainstream writers, and whether it is still SF. Most of the early examples are female writers who coupled SF and feminism. Atwood, LeGuin, Lessing, Octavia Butler (who also brought in race topics, of course). Whether you see them as SF or mainstre...
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