Friday, October 8, 2010

NOT Science Fiction

Among other things, Sigrid Nunez talks in the Times Union about the absence of futuristic technology in her novel.

"Be forewarned; Nunez does not consider her tale to be science fiction. 'Because I'm not interested in changes in technology, I didn't see it as a futuristic novel. Political polarizations, extreme weather changes -- we have all of that now,' she says in a phone interview, adding of her fictional near-apocalypse: 'It was a What if?.'"