It seems neither does science fiction and fantasy author Sarah A. Hoyt. Yesterday she issued a manifesto for a new movement within the genre that she calls the Human Wave. Today she followed that post up with this one, in which she laid out the characteristics of what makes an individual a Human Wave reader/writer. In short, she defines Human Wave fiction as fiction that is concerned with story, you know, that plot, character, something-happens, beginning-middle-end thing. If this is the sort of fiction you like, check out what Sarah has to say.
If you’re tired of fantasy and/or science fiction that has no story, tries to shove a political or philosophical viewpoint down your throat, seeks to improve you, or engages in literary navel gazing, well, pardner, you’re not alone. If you’ve read many of my posts here, especially the (for lack of a better word) editorials, you know I don’t care much for that sort of thing either.