Subject: RE: (urth) Wintry thoughts on Wolfe Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:09:44 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
A couple of days ago, Mantis wrote: > It would be easier (or should that be "possible"?) to=20 > approach this if I had some examples of a few authors inside=20 > and outside of genre who write fiction about love (monolithic=20 > or otherwise). Fictions that you find convincing. Really, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned either of the=20 obvious in-genre examples: Sturgeon. Almost anything after about 1950 by Sturgeon. But even more:=20 Le Guin. Especially TEHANU, but lots of her other stuff too=20 -- even LEFT HAND is, in an oblique way, a love story; and=20 there's a powerful love story driving THE DISPOSSESSED. In=20 fact, her fiction is in many ways a better example than=20 Sturgeon's, because Sturgeon was so busy analyzing and=20 dissecting love that, at times, the actual portrayal suffered;=20 plus, he was busy with "variations on the theme," while Le=20 Guin simply writes about people and those people sometimes=20 love each other. (I find myself thinking "Surely Connie Willis," but, oddly,=20 I honestly can't think of a good example -- and ditto for Octavia Estelle Butler.) --Blattid --