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Noted in passing

Is Charlie Stross's Saturn's Children the first Hugo-nominated remix* of a Hugo-nominated novel?

Inquiring minds and all that.

*Not quite the right term, but mix in thematic reworking and parody and homage and mash-up and reworking and, well, whatever Charlie wants to call it...

Edit: And of course: deconstruction



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Mar. 22nd, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I quite liked Friday.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
What, Scalzi's Heinlein redos don't count?
Mar. 23rd, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
They're not as deliberate as Charlie's take on Friday.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Friday is on my current "re-read for academic purposes" list. I need to read Saturn's Children anyway for the Hugos, but now it gets more interesting. There may be blogage. Thanks.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
The Stross is on my 'to read' list, but I disliked Friday intensely. I wonder if I should be put off or have faith in Charlie.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
I'd say have faith. One of the terms I should have listed was "deconstruction", a la Derrida...
Mar. 23rd, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)

*has faith in Charlie*
Mar. 23rd, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Steel Beach almost fits that category - being at least heavily inspired by TMIAHM and other Heinleinia.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Forever War as retooling of Starship Troopers? Not sure if ST was shortlisted.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
So what we've established is all American SF is a remix of Heinlein, Stross is only unique in being British.
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