Date: 2017-04-20 01:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm getting an error from the link.

Date: 2017-04-20 01:26 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
I'm getting an error from the link.

Date: 2017-04-20 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metahacker
That was very interesting to read; thanks again for sponsoring this series.

Date: 2017-04-20 04:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colliemommie
"This whole story reminded me strongly of When It Changed, except this is from the perspective of the men in space. When comparing these two stories, the male and female perspectives are both antagonistic. In both cases, the main character identifies with their own gender..."

Looks like one reviewer still doesn't know Tiptree's a woman.

Date: 2017-04-20 05:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ethelmay
Huh? They're talking about the POV characters, not the authors.

Date: 2017-04-20 08:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colliemommie
Thank you. Major reading comprehension fail. I appreciate the correction.

Date: 2017-04-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nfpr2boziis
That's a story that's firmly stuck in my head. I'm not sure how to express how it made a difference in my thinking, but I'm pretty confident it did. Really have to get a printed collection with it included.

Date: 2017-04-20 05:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] divisionsandprecisions
I read this story when I was about 10-12 a few years after it came out, and it made a tremendous impression on me with the basic concept that society is based on aggression but that this could be different. I was far too naive and ignorant to question the gender essentialism or any of the important points raised by the comments from James's students.

For those who find the portrayal of the astronauts unrealistic, imagine one of them saying, "When you're an astronaut, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the ^@$^%. You can do anything."

Date: 2017-04-20 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Only three reviewers this time?

Date: 2017-04-21 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Ah, right, still April, not done yet. I sort of unthinkingly assumed that the fact these reviews had restarted meant exams were over. Couldn't wait, eh? :)

Date: 2017-04-21 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Off-topic, do you have a link to the review of the NK Jemisin story with the supercontinent-scale Earth Benders? Saw a copy in the local library and was wondering whether to pick it up or not.

Date: 2017-04-21 06:44 am (UTC)
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That's a fascinating set of reviews, and I appreciate the amount of thought the Young People have put into articulating their responses to the story and why they think their reaction on reading it now is so different to the reaction it got at the time it was first published. Mel's discussion of Andy is particularly illuminating on how and why a change in the surrounding culture affects a reader's response to the story.

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