Merari011239 karma2017-09-29 15:31:06 UTC
I've often thought that SciFi is at its core a sociological genre - put normal human beings in outlandish situations and examine what the outcome of that may be.
Do you agree with that and what are some of the main themes you adress in this book?
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Merari01304 karma2017-09-29 15:48:08 UTC
Thanks for the reply!
I think that even in books that feature primarily or solely non-human characters the main scope would still fall under sociology, since it is impossible to be completely divorced from our own humanity. It would then be a view of humanity through an alien lens, but still a human view by necessity. Because if it were to be fully alien then there would be nothing for a human reader to identify themselves with.
In the seminal "The Dance of the Changer and Three" by Terry Carr the only human character is the narrator who tries to explain this fully alien story to a human audience and coming to the conclusion that the story must be taken as is, because they are alien any human interpretation of this story that is so important to this alien culture must always fall flat because we cannot ever completely understand their psychology.
The Dance of the Changer and Three teaches us that whatever we do, we will always be locked inside our own skulls, viewing the universe through human eyes.
I wish you the best and hope your book is a great success. :)
Merari01160 karma2018-01-04 22:54:24 UTC
Hi mr. Oz, greetings from the Netherlands!
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Do you maybe have an amusing or interesting anecdote to share from working on it?
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