The radiant Robyn Bender sent me this link some time ago, and I meant to pass it on to you but I forgot. I know, my forgetfulness lately is getting to be disturbing. I’m wondering if I should go talk to the doctor about it.
At any rate, she sent me this, and I adore it.
First, note this bit of a piece by Ruth Franklin, which appeared in Slate on 5/8/07)
‘Michael Chabon has spent considerable energy trying to drag the decaying corpse of genre fiction out of the shallow grave where writers of serious literature abandoned it.’
And now, dive right into the LeGuin goodness here.
Really, go read it. I would quote it here, every blessed word, but that wouldn’t be fair use and so I just urge you: go. Now.