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A thousand schools of thought contend

By Adam Roberts | March 1, 2010
Categories: Book News

This site has been lacking hard news of late; a state of affairs which is about to change. But before it does, a few more boat-trips around the island called The Contemporary Reputation of Yellow Blue Tibia. On the one hand, it's been voted (I'm very pleased) one of sfsite's top 10 titles of the year. Even the estimable Abigail Nussbaum, whom I thought didn't like the novel very much, thinks enough of it to squeeze it on the bottom of her Hugo ballot, which as flattering and pointless gestures goes is one of the best. My cup runneth over, or would do if the cup didn't have an ego-deflating Catherynne M. Valente-shaped hole in its base: for it turns out her dislike of the novel was very intense indeed.

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5 Responses to “A thousand schools of thought contend”

  1. Tibia PVP Guide | Play Computer Games Online Says:
    March 2nd, 2010 at 9:23 am

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  2. Harlequin Says:
    March 8th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Congratulations on the continuing lauding of YBT. Or, rather, the mostly-lauding of YBT. Care to respond to any of Valente's criticisms?

  3. Adam Roberts Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Harl.: I did respond, here.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The last comment on Valente's thread is pithy, too.

  5. Harlequin Says:
    March 18th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I always find it interesting to read an author's response to a negative review - as you point out, it's generally considered bad form, but then healthy discussion (and a clashing of opinions) is always entertaining to read, and it does seem to bring the author's rationale behind the book out of the woodwork, so to speak. I do tend to find myself in agreement with the last comment, however.

    When's New Model Army being released? Hurry up with that, please.