starlady: (but it does move)
Is really, fundamentally boring, if you believe these dudes.

Kelly, James Patrick & John Kessel, eds. The Secret History of Science Fiction. San Francisco, CA: Tachyon Publications, 2009.

Okay, well, this book. I'm totally going to pound out this review in the 22 minutes remaining in the decade, because I don't want it following me into 2010. Oh, this book. I am not dispassionate here.

Oo, look at us, we're literary! )

Really what this book shows is that there's no justice in the world. Good people are talentless and talented people are bastards; Michael Chabon's work is utterly thrilling and, in its gender politics, utterly distasteful to me, but I can't help but love his work anyway. Science fiction is where it's at, but half the good writers aren't in this book and those who are are represented by terrible stories. So it goes.

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