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Re: Science fiction?

oh and i forgot to mention i read a lot of [occasionally illegible] man pages.
and math treatises.
and electrical engineering handbooks.
and acoustical theory textbooks.
and digital audio technology specification documents.


fabienne s wrote:

i am a HUGE william gibson fan, also neal stephenson and i've been hooked on the new doctor who television series (bbc 2005 sundays).

but i used to be sort of anti sci fi because it was associated (in my mind) with being overtly geeky. but then i found gibson and since then, stephenson. right now i'm reading my way through a lot of Richard Powers:

plowing the dark (read)
goldbug variations (just started)
galatea 2.2 (ordered)

powers' work is not really sci fi, but is fiction about technologists and researchers, many of whom are female characters. i would say that in general, not couting my fanaticism about gibson and stephenson, i tend to read non sci fi fiction with lots of technology involved.


Hanna M. Wallach wrote:

On Friday I met with two researchers working on "understanding gender
issues in open source" as part of the FLOSSpols project. One of the
(many) things we discussed was whether the women involved in free
software projects tend to read as much science fiction as the
men. (They're interested in this from a point of view of "entry into
the free software world" and "identifying with the free software
community and culture.") I thought it'd be interesting to ask on here
-- do you read science fiction?

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