Friday, April 20, 2007

And The Winners Are . . .

Now that Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road has won this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction and Ray Bradbury is the winner of a special citation, ‘for his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy,’ perhaps the science-fiction community can walk a little taller, and, where appropriate, remove the ‘kick me’ notes from their backs.


Blogger Keith Ferrell said...

Well-said (as usual) Paul. But it also cuts both ways, I think, or should -- THE ROAD was ignored by the Hugos as was, for that matter, Pynchon's AGAINST THE DAY; nor has there been much attention paid by press within the field to Mailer's CASTLE IN THE FOREST, a fantasy by any measure, any more than there was to his ANCIENT EVENINGS, a great fantasy by my measure anyway. Likewise Roth's alternate America of a couple of years ago.

April 22, 2007 4:36 pm  

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