Beamer wrote on May 19, 2023, 12:53:
PHJF wrote on May 19, 2023, 12:34:
Hmmmm... well spoken.
Mostly yes, but at the same time, he's saying it's unfair to judge someone going to a political conference for the politics of the conference. There are dozens if not hundreds of sci-fi conventions. This one is a political one. I'd argue it's politics first, sci-fi second.
That said, I read the Starship Grifters series, or at least two books, a ways back. Really enjoyed the first book. If I recall, I think the second was a step down, but I don't really recall.
Sometimes good sci fi can come from people with abhorrent politics. Like Ender's Game.
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