Re: RARA-AVIS: Genre Fiction Will Die!

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 30 Jun 2008

I'll believe people want difficult, original fiction when I start seeing people reading William S. Burroughs and Steve Erickson at the beach. Until then, I'm not holding my breath.

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Ed Lynskey <> wrote:
> --- On Mon, 6/30/08, <> wrote:
>> "Readers of old-fashioned genre fiction will die off,
>> and the next
>> generation will have so many different entertainment
>> options that it's
>> hard to envision the same level of loyalty to brand-name
>> formula fiction
>> coming off the conveyor belt every year. The novelists who
>> are truly
>> novel will thrive; the rest will struggle."
>> Am I the only one who finds this asertion ridiculous?
> I agree it's farfetched, and it also strikes me as a bleak place to live.
> How's that noir for you?
> Ed

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