RE: RARA-AVIS: publishing mysteries

Jacques Oppinger (
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 12:56:20 PDT >
>We can all thank Jessica Fletcher for this trend. The cozy reigns
>supreme today because the people out in mass marketland believe
>She Wrote" represents the mystery field, just as they believe "Star
>Trek" and "Star Wars" are the sum total of speculative fiction, hence
>>all the media tie-ins in the s-f section of the bookstore.

Agreed. Am I the only one who responds to the question "What do you
read?" with "Crime fiction" (among other things) as opposed to

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