Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Cool. What seems like cutting edge now may be the norm in five to ten years. Some kinds of fiction will either go extinct or seem much more escapist or simplistic about the true nature of the world. Climate fiction is not only SF. It's anything that grapples w/ our current state.
Richard Powers on his new novel, The Overstory: "I’m breaking the law of literary good taste. I’m saying there are things more interesting than people, more essential than us."
I found myself thinking of you often as I read this book. Have you read it?
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This week's pod: the keynote from Cultures of Energy 7 w/ @Ganzeer, @JeffVanderMeer & @cymenehowe. They talk art, the ecological crisis, and the future.
I would also like to say that territorialism re fiction on these subjects--whether coming from "genre" or "lit"--or any other stance--is very distasteful. As is territorialism displayed by individual authors or taste-makers.
JVM: Not to mention, how we got here has deep historical roots going back centuries if not thousands of years in terms of some strands of the dysfunctional/pushing against the complex systems of the world as opposed to working with them. So there are so many narrative angles.
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