There is a blogger, nominated for an award and neither of them are worthy of being named or even having a link posted and I have no intention of giving either one single ounce of publicity. But there is something this blogger recently stated that needs to be addressed. No, it needs to be bludgeoned so that it will never be stated again.
This blogger is of the opinion that Anne McCaffrey – merely one of the most prolific writers (male or female) and certainly one of the most successful female authors of all time – is no longer relevant to science fiction. Anything not written within the last 15 years, so says this blogger, is not relevant either.
Asimov, Herbert, Wells, Verne, Clarke, Harrison, Adams, etc, etc. All of the giants in science fiction are no longer of value.
It’s like saying Albert Einstein is no longer relevant to science because he hasn’t done anything in the last 15 years.
And that, if you will excuse my French, is a steaming pile of horseshit.
It is becoming an alarming trend among the younger generation today, to totally discount the works done prior to the year of their birth.
It’s wrong and it’s disrespectful and it needs to stop.
The writings, the works in any field, of the past have great value. It is up to those who read, listen or view them to open their minds to all these works have to say.
Even if you cannot do that then at least have the courtesy, the decency, to not denigrate them so that others won’t hear what they have to say.
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