Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Socialist Science Fiction Listicle

I enjoy the word "listicle" in part because it sounds like it might either be some sort of frozen confection or a boil in a very unfortunate place. I also think the word "metrosexual" more properly sounds like one has a potentially unhealthy relationship to subways.

Anyway, that's a tangent. God bless you, China Mieville, for your genre drum banging, you brilliant, shiny man.

I've read a number of these and generally agree, but a word of warning: get the GOOD translation of Master and Margarita, or it will feel like you've been cornered at a party by someone who knows a really funny joke but has no idea how to tell jokes. At all.

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