[LMB] Heinlein

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 23:08:34 BST 2021


I know what you mean about Japan and China.   I used to love James
Clavell's novels, but no more.

On Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 4:52 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> I remember seeing a documentary about the arts on China. The big new play
> was titled, “Red guards ride to Beijing to see Chairman Mao.”
>
> William A Wenrich
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> Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold wrote:
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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.
>
>
> It's easy to set a story in one's own culture.
>
> It's much harder to set a story in a culture known only from reading
> books on that culture.
>
> Which is, I suppose, why so much fiction on Japan and China* is such a
> dreary mess.
>
> *I thought the military adventure set in China that had the male hero
> constantly wearing a woman's dress during combat to be particularly
> risible.
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