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“Also not surprising, given my personal tastes, the science fiction stories fared better than the non-sf stories.”
“The highlight of my Readercon 20 were the writer's block workshop with Barry Longyear, the kaffeeklatsche with Ellen Klages, the improv workshop with Ellen Klages, and even the rather non-sf/f not-really-to-my-taste reading by Samuel Delany will be something I remember for a long time.”
“Let's turn that around: "What non-sf/fantasy books would you recommend to someone whose reading was predominantly in sf/fantasy?”
“I admit to buying just one or two books at Boskone, but this was the only non-sf book to add to my catalogue.”
“But although I'm hard-pressed to think of any pleasures unique to either sf or non-sf, if the constellation of pleasures offered by sf wasn't distinctive than there wouldn't be readers with a preference for it in the first place; and vice versa, such that to direct sf readers to non-sf books that share as many of the pleasures of sf as possible is almost certainly to give a distorted picture.”
“(Not that I can claim particular expertise, I should say; in any given year, you probably wouldn't run out of digits counting the number of non-sf books that I read.)”
“In the case of recommending non-sf books to habitual sf readers, the request seems to be for non-sf books that share some qualities of sf; that are, in some sense, familiar (or safe).”
“On much the same principle, assuming that this non-sf/fantasy reader wasn't entirely locked into the plot-driven paradigm of pulp, I'd recommend anything by Guy Davenport or William Burroughs, Italo Calvino or Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka or Roberto Calasso.”
“This was partly due to reading fewer Doctor Who novelisations (having read almost all of them last year) and also due to a deliberate choice of reading more classics of non-sf literature.”
“It is a book that I feel confident recommending to purported non-sf fans as well as sf fans.”
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