Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)


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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.

Written by Martin

25 September 2008 at 14:17

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  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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