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Narrative and bigger things

2010-09-27 14:28:30.491226+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

An errant Metafilter comment worth repeating:

That said: sigh. I got bored with it after it all became about the Transformative Power of Love and Children. It's valid, I'm sure. But goddamn if I don't hear it over and over and over again, like a pop song that never leaves the airwaves. There are other stories of people growing and maturing that have nothing to do with starting a family. One of the things I really like about the Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind is that it involves the hero ditching his wife and kids because OMG ALIENS. It's hard to find stories like that nowadays that don't end up being saccharine morality tales.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-27 17:06:15.811226+00 by: Dan Lyke

Elf ponders:

Sadly, what I did not find at Foolscap was my writing mojo. Several other writers confessed a similar feeling: the general mood of the country ate too many brain cells with neurotic concerns for our own personal futures, and writing about other futures had become that much harder. I wonder if a decline in the quantity of SF written can be an economic marker?