Saturday, July 12, 2008

Neal Stephenson - Bending Genres, Ending Genre

A nice lecture from Neal Stephenson on Bending Genres, Ending Genre, as posted at Good Magazine.
Neal Stephenson tells an audience at Gresham College how and why genres don't exist as they did, say, 50 years ago. If you have time for it (or even if you don't), it's a great lecture about the relationship between romance and violence, how science fiction became speculative fiction, and the bifurcation of mainstream and marginalized story-telling.

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