Lois McMaster Bujold
Ingrid Blythe Atkinson
ingrid-blythe at home.com
Fri Aug 25 18:40:26 EDT 2000
JOdel at aol.com wrote:
> No, no. "Space Opera" is to Science Fiction what "horse opera" (aka Westerns)
> is to cinema. Fast moving, smart talking, action/adventure fare, stylized and
> with a recognizable connection to an internal mythology. Often violent, not
> necessarily deep and leave the existencial angst in the checkroom. A
> recognizable sub-genre. (Classic example; Star Wars). Mind candy.
Mind candy. Exactly. Stuff you can go through in a few hours that don't
leave anything behind. Lois McMaster Bujold is falsely labled as Space
Opera. It would be like calling Fire and Hemlock a simple kids book.
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