Warning: this is a book

October 9, 2008

Science fiction author Robert Sawyer had a somewhat disgruntled reader seemingly complain about what they thought of as some of the more graphic and disturbing content of some of his books (a rape scene, an affair).  I say seemingly because the reader indicates that they’ve read 10 of his books ‘since the last time’ they had written him, so they’re obviously a fan.

I for one never thought Sawyer had gratuitous anything in the books I’ve read, other than too much information in some cases.

Whatever the case, Sawyer had an excellent response to the reader’s complaint,  available here.

The final line of his response, though, should be framed:

“As for a disclaimer, here’s one: Warning: this is a book.  Open at your own risk.”


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