Lynne Jamneck's comments

"I think enjoying SciFi is all about being able to suspend your beliefs and accept something you might otherwise normally scoff at." Maybe so, but Fantasy requires that to a much stricter degree; good science fiction always presents theoretically possible ideas, so really, suspending belief shouldn...
Insomniac - you are so right of course. Just because a text is considered a "classic" by some institutions does not necessarily mean its reputation should be cemented as such. There is a lot of Margaret Atwood on the reading lists (Oryx and Crake,  The Handmaid's Tale) but they are social SF...
Indeed you did but I mean, this is just a double pow - Gaga AND Cyndi? Together? Pow. I was watching a doco recently about 80's music, and I realised - this is one of the reasons I like Gaga so much. I'm an 80's child through and through, and she reminds me of the New Romantics that jumped onto...
*squeeeee!*
Realistically, consider the amount of books/films you as an individual will be able to read or see in your lifetime. Several million are now lost from the equation. Statistically, what you're left with (as a figure) enables you very well to seperate the wheat from the chaff.
I think this is where the discussion turns to motivation, and that's a great big old mess because you get the whole ART vs BUSINESS issue. Writing is an Art, but like many, I too want to be able to make a living from it. So yes, there is that. I can;t tell you how many times I have backtracked th...
There is no question, only Gaga.
Gaga?
I think someone should probably write a book about it All those questions you raise are very valid indeed. Ho-la, mainstream is definitely not high-brow at all; having spent a few years in an academic environment I can attest to that. I think my problem (in terms of 'gay' being a community) is...
Hey there  - glad you liked Periphery. Good point about statistics, but for both films and books, you simply have to include foreign titles; if you don't there are an enormous amount of good you're missing!!
It's 11am in New Zealand - Sunday morning. Pardon any gibberish. No wait, I shall make coffee. Brb. I'd like to address some points various people have brought up, but first - thanks all who have weighed in so far. I consider myself privileged to be able to hear what y'all have to say. I'll just...
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