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LA FANTASCIENZA ALL'ESTREMO

Quando Paul Di Filippo presentò il suo romanzo "Ciphers" all'agente Richard Curtis, si sentì rispondere: “Prevedo che un giorno questo libro sarà celebrato come un classico. Ma al momento è troppo agli estremi dello spettro di infrarossi perché io mi senta di prenderlo in carico”.

Anni dopo, in questo saggio, l'autore mette a punto la teoria neces
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ebook, 50 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by 40k (first published June 2nd 2011)
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Emanuela
Mi sono avvicinata a questo 40k non perché voglio scrivere SciFi ma perché li leggo tutti. [non si sa mai che debba partecipare ancora a concorsi a premio :)].

Però l'ho trovato interessante, così come i racconti che ho letto finora di Di Filippo, perché svela la sua natura eclettica raccontata dal percorso autobiografico come autore, ricco di riferimenti specifici del genere narrativo ma anche di esperienze culturali diverse che egli, con sapienza ed ironia, mescola ottenendo il suo caro mashup.
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Letizia Sechi
Jun 26, 2011 Letizia Sechi rated it really liked it
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"[...] forse potrei partire dalla famosa definizione di fantascienza di Damon Knight: «Fantascienza è ciò che intendo quando indico qualcosa e la chiamo fantascienza»".

Credetemi, Paul Di Filippo sa come definire la fantascienza. Ma questo saggio breve e preciso non è solo un tentativo di tracciare i confini del genere. È un quadro dettagliato e ricco lungo i periodi e i libri, nel tentativo di capire come migliorare il genere a partire dalle sue pietre miliari. Più precisamente partendo da un t
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Giuseppe
Jun 23, 2011 Giuseppe rated it it was amazing
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Se hai letto Smart Magma, Wikiworld o Ritorno al XX Secolo (o magari Un anno nella città lineare), forse hai già un'idea.
La scrittura di Paul Di Filippo è ricca di invenzioni, spesso spiazzante, molte volte umoristica, espressionista. Non è la fantascienza che ti aspetti, di certo.
Piuttosto è un continuo mashup (parola a lui cara) di riferimenti alla musica pop, al cinema, alla tradizione letteraria. Il tutto condito da un'immaginazione potente e -per definizione- mai frenata.

Il ri

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Erin Hartshorn
Jun 09, 2011 Erin Hartshorn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I probably would have gotten more from this book if I had actually read CIPHERS. I give it four stars rather than three, however, because it is not a typical "how to write" book, and his advocacy of being more outrageous, of doing more, of using more than just one big idea, of showing that the weirdness of the world goes beyond this singular tale appeals to my sense of story and wonder and world.
Letizia Sechi
Jun 12, 2011 Letizia Sechi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Still, perhaps I might take my lead from Damon Knight's famous definition of science fiction: "Science fiction is what I mean when I point to something and call it science fiction".

Believe me, Paul Di Filippo truly knows how to define science fiction, but this short and focused essay is not just an attempt to find its boudaries. It's a detailed and rich view through decades and books, trying to understand how to improve a literary genre starting from its milestones; more precisely starting from
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Eric Rosenfield
Should be called "how to write a Pynchonesque Systems Novel which you won't be able to sell anyway" which Di Filippo did exactly once, writing a book he couldn't get published for more than 10 years. He makes some stabs at more general writing techniques, but in a confusing mess of a way that leaves you with more questions than answers. Less of a how to and more of a long meander into Di Filippo's interest in a certain kind of book embodied by Pynchon.
Lorraine A. Cartine
Very interesting, descriptive, inspirational and insightful book

This book is not a step-by-step how to book, however I found it to be quite intriguing. A more appropriate title would have been, "The Making of a Science Fiction Book." But as we know, "how to" books sell quite well and therefore in reality it does describe the construction of a Science fiction work of art and how it develops from a contextual point of view.
There are many examples of science fiction books given with an extensive
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John
Worth reading, even though you may not agree with everything he writes. I wrote about it in my SF Signal column: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011...
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