[LMB] Amazing (ly ignorant) Stories
tonyz at eskimo.com
Thu Sep 5 17:35:17 BST 2013
On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 02:30:55PM +1000, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> To me it's a variation of 'but if you let GIRLS play, they'll want to
> play GIRL stuff!'
> Apparently 'real' science fiction has to be all guns and machines,
> and definitely no goopy emotional luvvy-duvvy stuff, or fuss about
> clothes. Or plots and devious stuff. Just space ships and shooting.
Well, considering how much romance there was in the Lensman books...
(like, quite a lot) even with the spaceships and shooting.
The common word exact without vulgarity,
The formal word precise but not pedantic.
--T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets
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