Time and place have always been the great communicative constraints. The sales figures may be difficult to argue with, but for many this is more cause for worry than celebration.
His smile glints like a zipper, and beside him, the robot pretends he is fine. If an otherwise trusted friend tells us something we think outlandish, we change the topic to avoid arguing at the dinner table.
Somehow, the implication seems to be, the ongoing communication revolution has all but passed literature over, allowing an old institution, the university, to bring about a happy revolution all its own. Advancement in technology has impacted our daily lives both in education and society.
The problem, I would like to argue, is one of habitat. In the absence of all the old inefficiencies, the literary author has to exploit the efficiencies of the new marketplace. To position social media and literature in opposition to one another, with some kind of Manichean unsurpassable divide between them, is to misunderstand the use of literature.
The internet allows the contemporary author to understand their readers better than at any time in modern history, simply because it allows them to literally see the consequences of their artistic decisions.
We share them, we discuss and debate them, we cite them, and we gather in places like libraries and bookstores that collect them. Other writers, like China Mieville, M.
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Dystopian fiction shows what happens if people don 't fear for what 's to come.