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.

2 comments:

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.