I loved The Hunger Games and sequels, but honestly. And way to capitalize on the Stieg Larsson thing too. Just kill me if I ever think of reading thisI loved The Hunger Games and sequels, but honestly. And way to capitalize on the Stieg Larsson thing too. Just kill me if I ever think of reading this. (Actually, at least this Hunger Games parephenalium seems to have real content. It stands here as a synecdoche for what I have just learned is a whole genre of Hunger Games related books many of which seem far worse than this.)...more
I will never read this book. And this is why. Its author writes, concerning the African-American writer N. K. Jemisin:
"Jemisin has it wrong; it is notI will never read this book. And this is why. Its author writes, concerning the African-American writer N. K. Jemisin:
"Jemisin has it wrong; it is not that I, and others, do not view her as human, (although genetic science presently suggests that we are not equally homo sapiens sapiens), it is that we do not view her as being fully civilized for the obvious reason that she is not.
She is lying about the laws in Texas and Florida too. The laws are not there to let whites “just shoot people like me, without consequence, as long as they feel threatened by my presence”, those self defense laws have been put in place to let whites defend themselves by shooting people, like her, who are savages in attacking white people.
Jemisin’s disregard for the truth is no different than the average Chicago gangbanger’s disregard for the law…
Unlike the white males she excoriates, there is no evidence that a society of NK Jemisins is capable of building an advanced civilization, or even successfully maintaining one without significant external support. Considering that it took my English and German ancestors more than one thousand years to become fully civilised after their first contact with an advanced civilisation, it is illogical to imagine, let alone insist, that Africans have somehow managed to do so in less than half the time with even less direct contact. These things take time.
Being an educated, but ignorant savage, with no more understanding of what it took to build a new literature by “a bunch of beardy old middle-class middle-American guys” than an illiterate Igbotu tribesman has of how to build a jet engine, Jemisin clearly does not understand that her dishonest call for “reconciliation” and even more diversity with SF/F is tantamount to a call for its decline into irrelevance…
Reconciliation is not possible between the realistic and the delusional."