[LMB] Two Reviews

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Fri Sep 28 18:31:20 BST 2007


Ahhh ... alixsin is Alison Sinclair, author of a number of good SF novels. 
No surprise at the quality of the review, then.

On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> > I think it is very instructive, on a meta-level, to compare and contrast 
> > these two reviews of _Legacy_: one from a skiffy-minded reader, and one 
> > from a reader coming strictly out of the romance genre.
> 
> Well alixsin's review (the "skiffy" viewpoint) is so much better written 
> (aside from a few typos) that it's hard to compare the two. Clearly the 
> romance reader seems to be primarily interested in plot and relationships, 
> and the setting is hardly mentioned -- I don't know whether that was 
> actually unimportant to her or whether it didn't fit into her concept of a 
> review. 
> 
> Alixsin's review, OTOH, is one of the best analyses I've read of 
> why the Lakewalker society is moribund and why the Farmer society is 
> necessary to the Lakewalker in terms of technology and new ideas. 
> Definitely worth reading.
> 
> 

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Alayne McGregor
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