[LMB] Heinlein

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Sat Oct 9 12:56:21 BST 2021



On Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 13:07, tidsel via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

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> On Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 5:57 PM, dbernat dbernat at gol.com wrote:
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> > How many writers had the familiarity with a non-US culture necessary to
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> > write a believable story set outside the United States?
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> At a guess, all non American sci fi writers. There are quite a few Danish ones, and I have heard about - though not read - African sci fi.
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> Quite a number of British ones.Canadian.
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Back in the day, many non-US SF writers had to do their best to write American characters in American settings because that was where the market was.  Hence perhaps the previous poster's mistake.

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.



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