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Lessing is more?

Novelist Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for literature. The Nobel site mentions her "visionary power."

Because Lessing set some of her novels in a futuristic setting, it's fair to say she wrote "science fiction." A friend called these books "dystopian novels," to which I replied that dystopian novels are, in fact, a type of science fiction. Unlike Margaret Atwood, who tends to put down our genre, I never heard Lessing reject the label. As someone who believes genre means a form of literature and not a synonym for crap, I see this as a good thing for spec fic fans.

Yeah, Doris Lessing!

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stephdray
Oct. 12th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on this.

And I get pretty tired of the genre religious wars.
karen_w_newton
Oct. 12th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah for "religious" tolerance. too!
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