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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule

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"Nothing could ever be that that started with Hugo Gernsback and E E Smith".

That neatly highlights part of the problem - SF has a dual heritage: one bloodline from the pulps, the other from Mary Shelley via Wells, Huxley, Orwell etc.

I think the role of awards should be to bring to wider attention books of particular merit - if they merely confirm popular opinion by rewarding books that are already flying off the shelves then they surely become a bit pointless?

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