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31 December 2014 @ 06:01 pm
The Anti-Tolkien  
The New Yorker notices Michael Moorcock
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on January 2nd, 2015 12:26 am (UTC)
I would guess that for the New Yorker's self-image, Tolkien is a guilty pleasure. Elric is totally out of bounds.
Sure, there are fantasists like Tim Powers, but Moorcock has been seriously influential, and he's a good starting point for telling New Yorker-ers that there is a lot more out there than Tolkien and imitation Tolkien. Even if they can't help smarmy put-downs that this is not actually Good . . .
El Coyote Gordo: alchemysupergee on January 2nd, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
They did an sf issue with China Mieville and Colston Whitehead,