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  1. Weyland Yutani // July 15, 2009 at 4:52 am //

    With regard to the space opera article in The Guardian, it may have been a little off the mark in it’s definition or expression, however it’s undeniable that the British authors are doing something right.  I have never thought of the nationality of various authors, but have recently realized that a majority of the authors I have gravitated to are British (Asher, Morgan, Reynolds, Stross, Baxter, Banks, McDonald).  When I discovered this, I found it to be a strange coincidence, but it is what it is.

    I big fan of the work of Stephenson, Scalzi, Marusek, Williams, Brin, and others, but really, there just isn’t an equivalent out there for what the above British writers have been doing with their storytelling and execution.  Argue any chest thumping or semantics all you want, but at the end of the day, there currently is a clear distinction in my mind.

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