Monday, February 12, 2007

And here's the article on splitting the genres

A little while ago
, I had a post here about being asked for a quote about a New Jersey bookstore separating SF and fantasy. Here's the resulting article, from the Trentonian.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At February 12, 2007 7:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF you got against Rosie O'Donnell?

At February 13, 2007 7:11 AM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

A slight faux pas on the author's part - he never identified Maywar. I assume he is a bookstore manager. It is almost like part of the article is missing in that section.

At February 13, 2007 12:23 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

I'd bet money that the fault is the editor's, not the author's, Lou. Newspaper editors often cut paragraphs at whim, and sometimes are quite sloppy about it.

At February 13, 2007 2:18 PM , Anonymous gabe chouinard said...

Maybe after they split out science fiction and fantasy, someone can tackle that skeevy "Literature" section. I'm tired of getting confused when I find Maeve Binchy so close to John Banville or Donald Barthelme or Julian Barnes! Thank god they've stopped putting Jerome Dickey near Charles Dickens. I mean, how am I supposed to tell the difference between those books like I'd be able to tell once someone separates science fiction and fantasy?

At February 14, 2007 8:00 AM , Blogger Mike Hobart said...

It's hard to believe but when I was first reading SF back in the 1960s it was a little daring to sneak the occasional fantasy book onto the shelves. SF was almost mainstream compared to that crazy way-out stuff! It was only after the success of LotR that one publisher cautiously tried out a magazine WORLD OF FANTASY, which I seem to remember was edited by Lester you-know-who!


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