Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Variety is the etc. etc.

Sometimes when I ask you guys to point me at things, there's a whole world of stuff I'm either missing or for some reason not thinking of, and sometimes you're able to verify that, no, you're not seeing this thing either. So let's try another one:

It feels to me, after finishing a recent SF novel I very much enjoyed, that most SF novels (science fiction as distinct from fantasy) at the moment are not being written in very intimate perspective/voice. It feels like the main mode is multiple third-person perspectives, and those not very "close in." And I like that mode! It is a good mode! I even see why it's a popular mode for SF. I just feel like there can be lots of different good modes for SF. So if I'm missing recent books that are with very few POV characters and those either first-person or intimate third, I'd really like pointers to them.

And if you're not sure what I mean, I can try to talk about it some more and see if I can make more sense. Still getting over the sick, so sometimes I am not as coherent as I hope to be.
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