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RUMIR

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Karen Burnham alerts me to a useful acronym derived from Joanna Russ: “The stories are routine, unoriginal, mildly interesting, and readable.” It covers the majority of short fiction published by the SF magazines.

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Written by Martin

25 September 2008 at 14:17

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  1. [...] Dark Laughter’ is a fun story enlivened as always by Chabon’s wit but it is very much RUMIR *. Ho [...]

  2. […] we have two examples of RUMIR that awards should weed out but instead tend to elevate. ‘Selected Program Notes From The […]

  3. […] However, whilst I don’t particularly like either of the Tor.com stories, at least they are RUMIR and have their heart in the right […]


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