September 1, 2008
Alastair Reynolds - Get Over The Sci-Fi Thing
Alastair Reynolds sums up my attitude to the term "Sci-Fi"Â exactly:
So here's a suggestion. We get over the sci-fi thing. We can still keep talking about SF and science fiction, but we should give up the knee-jerk sense of insult whenever the sci-fi label is applied to what we do. To the outside world, we're like music bores getting upset with the term "hi-fi". It should be "high-fidelity", doncha know. If we still need a term to isolate the tacky end of the genre, I've got one right here. We can call it "crap sci-fi", like the rest of the world does.
Yes, yes and yes!