Date: 2017-05-28 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] movingfinger
Girl cooties. Lordy.

Date: 2017-05-28 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anne
I enjoyed watching the light slowly dawn on some people.

Date: 2017-05-28 10:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dsrtao
I like this Contrarius person.

Date: 2017-05-30 12:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
I want to buy them a beer. Or Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

Date: 2017-05-28 11:46 pm (UTC)
eagle: Me at the Adobe in Yachats, Oregon (Default)
From: [personal profile] eagle
I'm not sure I should admit this, but this thread was the first time I noticed your lists are mostly of non-cis-male authors. *laugh* Well played.

I'm not quite sure what to think of the number of people in that discussion thread saying that they've only heard of a small handful of those books. I'm not that widely read, but I've usually at least heard of about 15 out of 20 on each list, and read a fair number of them, despite a childhood spent reading mostly canonical male authors. C'mon folks, broaden your reading a bit! The genre is full of gems.

Date: 2017-05-29 01:04 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
And yet some of the folks acknowledge that gosh maybe there's good stuff out there that they just haven't encountered yet, and hmm they could do stuff about that.

And then there's the person who sees the Asimov's reviews as showing a good cross section of current SF.

Date: 2017-05-29 01:09 am (UTC)
eagle: Me at the Adobe in Yachats, Oregon (Default)
From: [personal profile] eagle
Yeah, the people who acknowledge that make my heart warm. There's so much wonderful stuff out there! Way more than anyone can read in a lifetime.

I remember when I used to think a single review source was pretty much covering the field. It's easy to do if you stumble into one source of books you really like at the time, and don't think to look farther.

Date: 2017-05-29 03:07 am (UTC)
yhlee: I am a cilantro writer (cilantro photo) (cilantro writer)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Eh, I've only heard of about half of any given list, and certainly have read less than that from most of these lists as well. There are too many books and not enough time, and any given person can almost certainly list a ton of stuff that is good and worthy, but I've never heard of and don't have time to read. I read slowly, and I want to read what I want to read for my reasons, not what any particular J. Random Person thinks I should read for their reasons--if I wanted that experience, I'd have majored in English.

Date: 2017-05-29 01:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philrm
This.I think my maximum was 5/20, usually it's 2/20. And...so what?
Edited Date: 2017-05-29 01:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-29 02:36 am (UTC)
ethelmay: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ethelmay
I was wondering how long it would take. Forty-eighth comment. Jeez Louise.

Date: 2017-05-29 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keith_morrison
I'm actually impressed it only took 48 comments.

Date: 2017-05-29 05:28 pm (UTC)
yhlee: Avatar: The Last Airbender: "fight like a girl" (A:tLA fight like a girl)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Ditto.

Date: 2017-05-29 04:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beamjockey
In tonight's production, the part of Twirlip of the Mists will be played by Contrarius.

Date: 2017-05-29 03:13 pm (UTC)
rdm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rdm
I would have said more The Society for Rational Investigation.

Date: 2017-05-29 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
James has six legs?

Date: 2017-05-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keith_morrison
James + any cat = six legs.

Date: 2017-05-30 10:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
James + Eddie = 5.5 legs (unless I'm mis-remembering)

Date: 2017-05-29 09:22 am (UTC)
rosefox: A sci-fi landscape and the words "DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC". (fandom-dissent)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Oh...so Tiptree, the token male isn't male. Hmmm....

I feel old.

Date: 2017-05-29 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
OK, now that is a little frightening.

I do know that I was in high school when Pink Floyd's The Wall came out and started touring. I told my wife at the Jethro Tull concert what we'll be probably right in the middle of the age distribution, and we were. Likewise, I told her when we did our river cruise from Prague to Berlin that we might be the youngest among the passengers, and we pretty much were.

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