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Interview with Piers Anthony

2002-07-15 23:31:03+00 by Shawn 1 comments

/. has an interview with Piers Anthony where he answers questions not only about his use of Linux but accusations of pedophilia and [the objectification of] young female sexuality in his books. For the most part, I think he steps up to the plate and delivers excellent responses.

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#Comment made: 2002-07-16 22:25:34+00 by: Dan Lyke

This one caught my eye too. I read Crewel Lye[Wiki] in high school, immediately scarfed down every other Xanth book I could, and remember trading Bio of a Space Tyrant[Wiki] books with my sister's boyfriend sometime later. But mid-way through that I started feeling like he was rehashing the same story over and over, and getting pretty trite in his treatments of characters. The last Piers Anthony book I read was in 1991, and I'd gotten it specifically because I wanted to critique his treatment of masculinity.

But yeah, the interview is well worth a read 'cause of its notes on Linux as a user tool, the evils of over-categorization and too much genre enforcement, and the neat takes on sexuality.