Re: RARA-AVIS: end of the world fiction

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 13 Jan 2008

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>From: foxbrick <>
>> >Going though some stacks of my books, I ran across Westlake's Humans.
>> >Never read it. How is it?
>> I think it's -very- good. Not a novel that gets much discussed by
>> the sf/f fans I know, but still extremely entertaining. Well worth
>> reading.
>I've been meaning to read it, since Westlake's a better writer of
>fantasy and sf than even he gives himself credit for (and always
>forgiving the remarkably foolish ANARCHAOS). It's more a fantasy than
>a "realisitc" or otherwise science-fictional end of the world story,
>though, isn't it?

Well, the main character is an angel, but the end-of-the-world scenario is science fictional, and relatively close to hard science. So it's a mix of both fantasy and sf, really.


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