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My mind is melded!

If you're interested, I have an entry in the current SF Signal Mind Meld. If you're not familiar with it, SF Signal is a blog about science fiction. They do book reviews and news columns, and every so often they run a Mind Meld. In this recurring feature, they pose a question to a group of writers, editors, fans, and other folks interested in science fiction, and then post their answers. Commenters can then weigh in with their own opinions.

The topic I responded on was “What science fiction book, first published in the last 10 years, do you think will become a classic?” For other Mind Meld topics, you can also go to their archive.

Check it out and let me know (here or there) what book you would have picked!

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Aug. 4th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yay, Karen!

ETA: Forgot to answer your question. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville and The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick.

Edited at 2010-08-04 12:55 pm (UTC)
Aug. 4th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I loved so much of Perdido Street Station that I was tempted to list it, but I hated the ending so much I couldn't bring myself to do it.

I started The City and the City, but I stopped reading. I loathe present tense novels and I really wasn't getting the story. I am thinking of trying Kraken, though.

Is the Dragons of Babel science fiction, in spite of the name?
Aug. 4th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
Is the Dragons of Babel science fiction, in spite of the name?

It's science fantasy at best, but no, it's fantasy.

When I got into writing spec. fiction it was to be a science fiction writer. Had no interest in fantasy. Those two have reversed. I still write a bit of SF in the short form, but I don't read SF novels anymore. With the publishing climate the way it is, I doubt if I could ever get an SF novel published, so it holds no interest to me. Yeah, I'm a mercenary, aren't I? ;-)
Aug. 4th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm in a simlar boat. In fact, I suspect it's a crowded boat! One reason I like the term spec fic is that it's all encompassing. My latest finished novel, the one my agent is shopping, is really more science fantasy since the science is spurious, at best (think Quantum Leap or Jumper). In other words, I concur with your assessment of the market.
Aug. 4th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
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