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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 08:00 pm:   

Proving I'm an idiot, I never linked to this when it came out. Well, okay, I didn't link to it here. Anyway, Neddal did a review of Things in Dead Angel a while back.

There's going to be another review coming out this week, I have been told, and when it goes live I shall also link to it. I've read it already and it shares the tendency of reviews to date, which is thankfully positive (hey, I like good reviews, sue me) but is also a bit confused about what to call the genre of the book.

So far Speculative Nonfiction seems to be winning out. Any other contenders?
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Chris Roberson
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 10:38 am:   

"Speculative nonfiction" is always the term that I use when describing the book. R.A. Wilson's stuff came up on that other thread the other day, though, and that got me to thinking. What was his stuff (the nonfiction-y stuff that mined similar territory) called? Maybe you can make like any respectable literary movement and retroactively claim what Wilson did as Speculative Nonfiction, or as a "precursor" if nothing else. Has anyone else worked in a similar vein that you can drag under the Spec Nonfic umbrella?
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 12:51 pm:   

A quick check at Quantum Psychology has the book listed as psychology/philosophy.

I backed away in horror upon seeing that. Not that I don't like philosophy or philosophers, but the idea of anyone considering me one, or attempting to put my essays into practice (and how would you?) creeps me out.

I guess RAW works, though, as does Avram Davidson. (Davidson's definitely the big name in this field.) I'll keep thinking about other names. Oh, and if anyone else has seen a review for Things that I don't know about, feel free to link to it here.
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Jess Nevins
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 07:22 am:   

Crossing over with the roleplaying thread, Ken Hite's work is similar.

"Speculative nonfiction" is nicely succinct and does the job well, I think.
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Matthew Rossi
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 07:20 pm:   

And the review is up. It's on the whole positive, which I like. The site it's on is fun, too.

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