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On SF, erotica, and expectations

2014-01-21 20:45:07.308564+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT Nobilis Reed ‏@Nobilis:

If reading erotica creates unreasonable expectations of our relationships, then reading SF creates unreasonable expectations of our society.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-22 12:00:20.306539+00 by: meuon

I've been reading a lot of old classic science fiction lately, it's cheap via Kindle on my Note II, and I find the different focus interesting. Older science fiction seems to be much more about society, political structure and culture than about actual technology and I find that refreshing and intriguing.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-22 17:21:33.105607+00 by: Dan Lyke

Maybe it's just that I've been listening to the fringe-y stuff on Escape Pod and Drabblecast and Starship Sofa and the like recently, but almost all of the SF I've been exposed to in the past few years has been about exploring cultural ramifications in a culture and technological context that is different enough from our own that I can be open to seeing the parallels.

Most recently I've been caught up in The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, which is fantasy, but, aside from being some really hot Norm Sherman (host of Drabblecast) and Nathan Lowell (author and narrator of Tales of the Solar Clipper) furry slash, is stretching my mind on cultural violence and race in interesting ways. Even though some of the love story bits seem pretty on the nose.