Journal Entry

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aspiring Aliens

Look at this lovely table of contents of a book I am in! Namely How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens, from Upper Rubber Boot Books. Look at the authors in there! A lot of very terrific names.

The (covert?) theme of the anthology is SF about immigration, viewed (mostly) through the lens of other planets and aliens. The story of mine they are reprinting, "The Guy Who Worked for Money", is distinctly lacking in other planets and extraterrestrials. It has aliens, but they're the other kind. It is, pretty much, mundane science fiction which is, among other things, about actual immigration, of Earth people. What's the converse of "literalizing the metaphor" again? Anyway this is more like "avoiding the metaphor."

Posted by benrosen at February 13, 2014 05:07 PM | Up to blog
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