Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Eastercon Schedule

Is the Centre of Science Fiction at its Margins?
Sat, 1300-1400, Boardroom

How have women's, queer, black voices reshaped our ideas of what science fiction is?

(In which I rave about Samuel Delany and nod vigorously while others rave about Octavia Butler, no?)


"Why can't they just write it so people can understand?"
Sun, 1100-1200, Argyll 2

What makes writing inaccessible? Are challenging ideas enough to make a challenging work of fiction, or must they be matched by complex language and structures?

(The word "fuck" is enough to make writing inaccessible for some.)


Won't Get Fooled Again
Sun, 1700-1800, Argyll 1

"Why don't we just completely trash the whole tired sf genre and try to take the discourse somewhere genuinely new?"

(Bwah hah hah hah! BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!)


Communal Criticism
Mon, 1000-1100, Boardroom

Is blogging bringing reviewers out of their ivory towers?

(Ten o'clock in the fucking morning. On the Monday. And they expect me to moderate. *shakes head* I think I'm going to have to pull out of this one, because the chances of me making it are slimmer than a Hollywood anorexic. Is there anybody out there insane enough to want to tackle it in my place? Anybody?... Anybody?... Hello?...)



Anonymous saffron1982 said...

And I will be at "won't get fooled again" with a nice shiny camera because it falls into the remit of the gustie documentary - no tap dancing please! (We'll film you doing that the night before!)

9:18 pm  

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