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Mean about Science Fiction?

1 August 2016

‘This "people were mean to me" is somewhat of a myth. Which people were mean when? H. Rider Haggard's She was an enormous best-seller. Carl Jung had a very high opinion of it. Haggard kept writing similar books for years and made a fortune. H.G. Wells was enormously successful, and Jorge Luis Borges writes about his earlier books with the highest respect. It's literature. It's all books. There are good books and bad books. Literary fiction can be bad, and so can sci-fi. Sci-fi can be wonderful and so can literary fiction. As long as it's a good book, who cares? Hold my attention; that's all I ask. Make me believe.'

Margaret Atwood in conversation with Grant Munroe in Lit hub