Thinking Academically about Genre

At this year’s ReaderCon, I was chatting with a couple of friends and colleagues about the need for fantasy/sf books at different levels, from 100 level all the way up to graduate level (500-700), applying a US University curriculum numbering gloss. That got a positive response, and so I expanded it into a short essay, which went up on Tor.com and sparked a good amount of chatter.

If you haven’t done so yet, here’s the link to the essay. Since there’s been quite a response, I think I’ll be expanding it further, so stay tuned.

Stack of books

by Leo Reynolds – Creative Commons 2.0 (by-nc-sa)

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