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Poll #1: Subgenre prejudice

Quick! Be dismissive of a subgenre!

Urban fantasy
19(32.8%)
Military sf
39(67.2%)


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

Specifically,
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.

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borusa
Jul. 21st, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
I can't escape the feeling that this is a vendetta against Tanya Huff. ;)
ellid
Jul. 21st, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
I tried a Tanya Huff and gave up about three chapters in. Not my cup of tea.
owlfish
Jul. 21st, 2011 11:15 am (UTC)
Tanya Huff is a lovely person! I wonder which subgenre she does better in.
taldragon
Jul. 21st, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
i wasnt aware Tanya Huff wrote military SF!
owlfish
Jul. 21st, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
The Valor books are mil SF.
taldragon
Jul. 21st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
i did not know this! (the library only had a couple of her Vicky Nelson(?) vampire/urban series)