When Genre Zombies Attack!
July 20, 2007 3:58 PM Subscribe
"Something woke her in the night."
Genre fiction is rising from the dead to terrorize serious literature!
In response to Michael Chabon’s (previously
) new book, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Ruth Franklin wrote a review
in Slate beginning with the line “Michael Chabon has spent considerable energy trying to drag the decaying corpse of genre fiction out of the shallow grave where writers of serious literature abandoned it.”
Well, that didn’t go over too well with Ursula K. Le Guin, who bent her considerable
imagination and skill to the task of envisioning the zombie corpse of genre fiction and wrote an entertaining response
which was then given a suitable cover.
The whole thing is also available as a pdf
linked to from Le Guin’s website
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