reading-clipart-6This is another from the non-fiction related works category for the Hugo Awards. These essays were published by Castalia House.

This is a collection of essays where Wright gives his opinion on things including the morality of transhumanism, the Hobbit movies, the place of fuzzy animals in fantasy tales, the uses for SF and other things. He does not build arguments, say by referring to what philosophers, reviewers, etc., have to say on the subjects, but just tells us what he thinks. The result seems rambling and unstructured. He has very old-fashioned ideas about the role of the sexes, which is likely to annoy feminists; however, I agree that giving women overly masculine traits is unrealistic in fiction. On the positive side, Wright has a smooth and easy-to-read style. One of the essays is about writing technique. One and a half stars.

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