i dunno, i'm getting tired of boring pedantry lately, so i may be a bit snippy. sorry about that.
listen, i already feel like sci-fi takes an undue amount of shit since the authors rarely attain the sort of accepted literary prestige that is so prized among elitists. it gets a little predictable to keep hearing the same names recycled over and over. it's a shame, too, because there's some really fine stuff there that just isn't of the pedigree that some folks require, and i certainly believe the final launch of the space shuttle isn't doing the science fiction community any favors, since i think it just falls in line with a widespread lack of interest in science, at least here in the states.
and that's about all i've got to say about that.
ordered some cordwainer smith after reading "alpha ralpha boulevard" online today. got his collected short stories and "norstrilia." his universe seems fucking amazing. also ordered some more tiptree that we didn't already have, as well as "dangerous visions," which i've been meaning to get a copy of for awhile. it features a pkd story, so those readers out there that won't touch sci-fi unless it's been published by the library of america should be fine. yes, i'm being a smartass.