Friday, June 21, 2013

Strange Horizons Reviews Menial: Skilled Labor in SF

...and gives us an amazing review.  Everything I could wish for.

Benjamin Gabriel has understood everything we were after perfectly: the kind of reader you hope and dream for. I want to drive to his house and hug him.  Or take him out for coffee. Whatever.

Key bit -- well, I mean, besides my absolute favorite, which is "Menial is the future of science fiction," because, yeah, hard to top that one -- is this:

[t}he a rejection, whether consciously on the parts of the writers and editors or not, of the narrative economy of science fiction. Once you start telling the story of the way systemic limits on access to capital affect groups for whom that oppression intersects with other, often more visible oppressions, the tall tale about the rugged individual begins to seem a little thin.

Go read the rest!

Oh, yeah, and you can get Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction here.

Cover art for MENIAL: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction

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