Saturday, October 27, 2012

A brief observation

Having just read a recent novella of Lucius Shepard's ("Halloweentown," in the October/November 2009 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction) and just this morning begun reading Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief, and also having memories of some less-pleasant aspects of Kim Stanley Robinson's climate change trilogy: I can report that the exotification of Asian women is alive and well in contemporary sf. So alive and well, in fact, that it can be used in passing: Her beauty had a fragile, almost Asian cast to it, you all know what I mean, right?...

(Looking over my examples, isn't it also nice what a international and intergenerational consensus it is?)

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