As you doubtless know by now, I’m quite fond of Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312. However, I’m not without reservations, as I hope my review makes clear. Today I found some of those reservations writ large by Vandana Singh. I can see exactly where she’s coming from on this, and I think it’s a valid view to have of the book. In my defense, I note that I disliked Swan so intensely that I got the impression that Stan was using her to satirize the naive and lazy nature of Internet activism, rather than inadvertently revealing his own views of foreign cultures. I still cringe when I think of what I have come to think of as the “animal droppings” episode, though. Thanks Vandana, that was a useful perspective.
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Cheryl Morgan is the former non-fiction editor for Clarkesworld Magazine. The magazine won two Hugo Awards while she was on the staff.
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