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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 11:40 am (UTC)
Most of the UF I've tried to read features not ass-kicking women, but women who are idiots yet somehow get both the chief vampire and the chief werewolf in town to fall in love with them.

Most of the milSF I've read (admittedly not very much) actually does feature ass-kicking women.