Explain Me This
Thomas at Mile Zero takes issue with certain decisions made in science fiction writing: lack of explanation. He cites several authors whom he thinks are guilty of omitting a necessary explanation including Charles Stross, Dan Simmons, Alastair Reynolds, et. al. I’m not sure I agree with the roll call (OK, maybe Stross a little) but I do find the annoyance with lack of explanation to be familiar. Seems like sometimes authors sacrifice the world-building for cool-sounding techy names and concepts. Maybe Thomas has touched upon a key difference between Golden Age and Modern sf?
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