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By Gwyneth Jones
The subject material of this assortment is different, yet monitors Jones' stance as a practicing SF author and a feminist; the writing is characterized by way of either an incisive engagement with the texts and a refusal to decorate that engagement in jargon. This very readable e-book presents perception into the paintings of 1 of our best writers and provides robust occasionally even subversive perspectives of a number of glossy SF and fantasy.
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But to celebrate the mythic female by rubbishing the mythic male is cathartic rather than constructive. Besides, the orgiastic birching of masculinity can safely be left to the experts. All those baby-boomer male sf novelists, the ones who grew up uncomfortably as writers in the feminist decade, adore the biological-determinacy New Man: the poor guy who knows he’s a selfish, manipulative, emotionally illiterate monster—but, gee, he just can’t help it! You’d think even the most devoted Girls Are Powerful promoter would become suspicious.
Then there’s the common-sense version, that says the consensual majority hasn’t really shifted at all. John Gribbin is a writer of some terrific popular science and some rather stolidly traditional (in my opinion) ‘old fashioned hard sf’. When he ridicules the notion of scientifically plausible sf and asks for warm, human stories, what he is asking for is warm, human rocketship fantasies. This demand deserves some attention, because I believe he speaks for the majority consensus notion of what science fiction is supposed to be like, ‘even now’, many years after the revolution.
Jon and Kaz, Mary reflects, will probably tire of COMMUN and trade in the set while she is still deciding whether to be fascinated or repulsed: and she’ll probably miss it when it’s not there any more. On commercial television there is a taped interview with the Prime Minister (digitised disc storage, really; but the formative expressions linger on, like ‘turning on’ the lights, which made no sense for two generations, until dimmer switches arrived). She is saying, briskly and seriously: ‘It isn’t enough just to enjoy life yourself.