June 22nd, 2005

politics

This week's Onion...

...reports back from the future. The Horoscopes section is clearly directed at certain science fiction authors:

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...and then they ran out of ideas before getting to Aquarius and Pisces.

So who are the targets? My personal guesses:
Aries: not sure [ETA: Of course, it's a riff on Clarke's Law - thanks, liadnan!]
Taurus: Sherri S Tepper? Or Ursula Le Guin? I've read this book but can't remember which it is...
Gemini: One of the great pulp authors - Hubbard? Van Vogt?
Cancer: Star Wars?
Leo: Philip K Dick? [ETA: akicif says it's the original computer adventure game, ADVENT, later seen as Colossal Cave Adventure.]
Virgo: Easy - Samuel R Delany.
Libra:
Even easier - Gene Wolfe
Scorpio: Moorcock's Dancers at the End of Time?
Sagittarius: I don't know this one.
Capricorn: Alfred Bester.</p>
politics

Zelazny: immortality vs suicide?

Having giggled a bit about the Onion's sf horoscopes earlier, I'm now pondering the one about Roger Zelazny:
Even if you do find their unique combination of style, universal competence, ennui, and raw ambition strangely exhilarating, you'd probably be a lot happier if you stopped keeping company with suicidal types, immortals, and suicidal immortal types.
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