Sunday, July 21, 2013

20 great insults from science fiction & fantasy books

At io9 Amanda Yesilbas and Katharine Trendacosta came up with a list of twenty great insults from science fiction and fantasy books, including:
Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Various descriptions of Devin Skraelin:

“One cannot call him profoundly mediocre without venturing so far out on the critical limb as to bend it to the ground”

“So derivative that the reader loses track of who he’s ripping off”

“To say he is tin-eared would render a disservice to a blameless citizen of the periodic table of the elements”
Read about another entry on the list.

Reamde is one of John Naughton's top ten books about the internet.

--Marshal Zeringue