Space Argument

15May12

Saw this on M John Harrison’s twitter & had to repost it…

There’s a genre that ought to be called Space Argument…

 

…In Space Argument, cyphers with made up names would go on & on at one another for page after page, taking up positions…

 

…on problems that don’t now & almost certainly never will exist. It would be serious stuff, with proper rhetoric, &…

 

…eventually it would always come down to arguing about the words in use, 73% of which would be made up…

 

…& have nothing resembling a real concept attached to them, so that when you argued about the word you weren’t arguing about anything…

 

…Some people like books of that kind, Space Argument books; but I can only read a page or two without screaming & wanting to kill…

 

…Essentially I’d rather have Lizard Men from Deep Time.

Not a bad analysis amirite?

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