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Friday, July 27, 2018

Interview with Richard Powers

Something for people who like fiction: A new interview with Richard Powers! About books that he likes. And he endorses science fiction. "The more 10-foot reptilians who somehow speak English, the better." And he loves A.S. Byatt's Possession, a book I loved, too. (The "parallel lovers" plot in Possession echoes Powers' The Gold Bug Variations, which came first.) Thanks for spotting this, Supergee.

Off to Confluence.


michael said...

Powers liking AS Byatt reminds me of my idiosyncratic way of thinking about books: a lot of science fiction is close to the core of what used to be called the Novel of Ideas. I consider AS Byatt a novelist of ideas, but few would consider her as a SF writer.

Similarly, Aldous Huxley, most famous novel from 1932 is usually cited as SF, but ALL of his novels are - to me - Novels Of Ideas.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

I've never read any Aldous Huxley. Another enormous gap in my reading.