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Books 2011: 201


201. K.D. Wentworth and Eric Flint, The Crucible of Empire.

I remember enjoying Course of Empire. Course of Empire is still entertaining. But I am become a Cranky Humourless Feminist who's not so hot on "What These People Aliens Need Is A Honky Fine Upstanding American" stories, in my advancing old age.

(Truth! Justice! The American Way! - have you ever noticed how the future is populated by Americans? Because I'm damned tired of that, too.)

I'm also really really tired with Eric Flint's hillbilly obsession.

*complains*

Date: 2011-12-24 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rysmiel.livejournal.com
Working hard on futures that are not. Really.

Date: 2011-12-24 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
Yes. I'm glad of that. Fewer Americans! More diversity!

(Not everyone does it. But by every god and little fish, when it crops up it really does annoy the hell out of me, these days.)

Date: 2011-12-24 11:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] autopope.livejournal.com
not so hot on "What These People Aliens Need Is A Honky Fine Upstanding American" stories, in my advancing old age.

That's not a trope that plays well with my cultural background (non-American) but thanks -- you just gave me a useful handle on some of my own work!

Date: 2011-12-24 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
Always happy to be of service.

Incidentally, thank you for writing books that subvert that trope. It makes me very relieved.

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