25 January 2012

-finished McHale article from Beyond Cyberpunk (also in his book Constructing Postmodernism); decent article, some good links between postmodernist fiction and cyberpunk and good discussion of SF.
-started Rob Latham’s “A Rare State of Ferment” (from Beyond Cyberpunk); looks okay but is a survey of controversies and developments in SF, including the breakdown of the genre and its subsequent rise in the New Wave (early 1960s), and the repetition of this pattern with cyberpunk (in the early 1980s); a quick read with lots of good stuff about the relationship between publishing and external “real” world forces (though not an analysis of ontological “reality” in any way).

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