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just a quick note

* My most recent "History of the Genre" segment is up in the latest episode of the StarShipSofa podcast. You can download it here, listen to it streaming here, or get it via iTunes under "StarShipSofa." A list of my other podcast commentaries, interviews, and unabridged dramatic readings is available here with links. To those of you listening, many thanks indeed!

* Locus has an interesting new interview with Ursula K. Le Guin here, which supplies the quote for the day:

“I think both science fiction and fantasy are now becoming part of the mainstream. I wanted them to be respected as part of the mainstream -- I didn't want genre snobbishness to prevail. But there is a difference between how you write science fiction and how you write a realistic novel and how you write a western, even if they always have miscegenated (as we used to say). I think it's improving the mainstream, but I'm not sure it's improving science fiction.”

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estellye
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, interesting comment from Ursula LeGuin. I will need to make a note to check that out later today. Also thanks for the list of your podcasts! Most convenient. :)
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! :) Le Guin always has wonderfully thought-provoking things to say.
euclase
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the link to Ursula's interview. She always has the most intriguing stuff to say. <3
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome - and she certainly does!
maidoforange
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Fun factoid re me is that Ursula K. LeGuinn is the only person I've written a fan letter to. She sent me a marvelous letter back. I really need to frame that...

Good interview. Thanks!
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic story! That makes me love her even more. :)
thehornedgod
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ursula LeGuin is the incarnation of WIN.
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
You said it!
jagash
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oohh, gotta pick up that episode of the sofa.
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 9th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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