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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-06 05:31
Subject: [writing] Top Ten Reasons Why I Write Science Fiction
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10. Don't have to shower as often.
9. So you don't have to.
8. Get to be seen in the same room as scalzi from time to time.
7. Geek cred.
6. The hip wardrobe.
5. Read Dhalgren in sixth grade, scarred for life.
4. Get to be seen in the same room as maryrobinette from time to time.
3. International fame and fabulous fortune.
2. Because it's cool.
1. What else is there to life?

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Sputtering with Indignation
User: weirman
Date: 2009-03-06 23:05 (UTC)
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5. Read Dhalgren in sixth grade, scarred for life.

That's my favorite reason. I was much, much older when I read Dhalgren and I've still been scarred for life. Thoughts of that book will just come to me at odd moments. It doesn't seem to matter how long it's been since I read it.
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