[LMB] The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time

Kathy Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Fri Oct 15 00:28:35 BST 2021


On Oct 14, 2021, at 1:05 PM, Jean Lamb <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:
> 
>> Tolkien wrote fantasy, not science fiction. He is perhaps the only person I
> know of to have written linguistic fiction, and got away with it.
> 
>> namaste,
>> Elizabeth
> 
> I respectfully disagree--Suzette Haden Elgin wrote Native Tongue and other
> stories about feminism and languages, and then the Ozark trilogy written in
> High Appalachian. (she had a PhD in linguistics. Like the Patrician of
> Ankh-Morpork, she majored in languages). 

What about Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker?

Katherine


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