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Scott, I'd appreciate your take on this posted 25 October 2005 in Author Q & AScott, I'd appreciate your take on this by Lucimay, Subdidact

entropic_existence says:

I found Achamian pretty likeable myself, but then again I have an inherent liking for flawed characters.

i'm the same. i found ALL the characters "likable" for that very reason. they are complex characters, not flat or one dimensional. that doesn't mean they are all EMPATHETIC characters. they're not. nor should they be.

i read A LOT of fiction. i disagree that sci-fi and fantasy lack "emotional punch". that's a broad, sweeping generalization. Bakker, Erikson, Tolkien, Wolfe, Gibson, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, LeGuin, Gaiman, McCaffery, Farmer, Dick, Lem, Lethem...i could go on an on for a long time. a long long list of writers in the sci-fi fantasy genre who write with a LOT of "emotional punch". lucimay's grand pronouncement on the genre lacking emotional depth. pure bull hockey. hooey. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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