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Poll #1: Subgenre prejudice

Quick! Be dismissive of a subgenre!

Urban fantasy
Military sf

Apropos of a passing comment of aliettedb's in the WorldSF Blog's (Global) Women in SF Round table discusion.

UF is very easily dismissed in the debate, and it’s making me quite ill at ease. In “male” terms, one possible analogue of UF would be military SF–which is overwhelmingly written by men–but I don’t see it being military SF being dismissed quite as fast as UF.



Jul. 21st, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
With apologies to V Woolf
'This is a book about men with big shiny phallic weapons and hyperphallic spaceships, and is therefore serious; this is a book about ass-kicking women and hot vampires/werewolves, and is therefore trivial'