Skip to comments.Sometimes Scifi Authors Really Piss Me Off
Posted on 03/14/2006 12:26:45 PM PST by JamesP81
Which is a shame, because I love scifi above all other genres.
John Ringo is one of modern science fictions most talented authors. His writing is interesting, entertaining, action-packed, and even thought provoking.
The problem is that his stories are laced with very graphic sex and sexual themes. Call me a prude, but I dont want to pollute my mind with that stuff. There is a time and place for sexuality; in a book for cheap entertainment is not the time or place.
Ringo has right-leaning politics, which is nice change in a best-selling author...
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He's a hack.
How many of his books have you bought?
No, but if you had said you belonged to his book-of-the-month club, I would have been forced to.
Starship Troopers was one of Heinlein's "juvenile" books (that's refering to age, not personality) and a great read. His later stuff got a lot more "adult" to the point where one of his characters goes back in time and has "relations" with his own mother. I pretty much stick to his stuff of the Glory Road and earlier variety.
So was Ringo, actually. Blowing off steam, that is.
The story that's floating around about the "Ghost" books is that Ringo basically wrote that book in between writing some of his other novels. He never intended to publish it; he'd just written it to blow off some creative steam. But his fans heard about it and started asking for him to publish it. And then his publisher started asking. So, they published it, and it's done really well sales wise. (shrug) I can't really blame him for writing stuff that sells, even if I don't care for it.
Something I heard many years ago (so don't ask me to prove it, cause I can't) is that many of the "Golden Age" of SC-FI writers got their start writing porn stories.
Well du'h! Starship Troopers was a Heinlein juvenile novel.
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