Friday, July 22, 2011

You Write Like a Girl

Maybe I'm naive, but I don't make my science fiction/speculative fiction choices based on the author's gender. A good book is a good book.

Some people do, though. Just ask Linda Nagata.

I don't understand how a person can go into a bookstore, look at the author's name on the cover, and think: 'Nope. She's a woman. Inferior writing inside.'

As if every man who has written a book has won awards for each book written.

Now, I admit I judge a book by its cover. It's hard not to. Book publishers put a lot of time and effort into cover art for a reason.

But I don't judge a book by its author's gender. That just doesn't make sense.

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