9/18/2003 02:41:00 PM
"The literary novel has become extraordinarily privatistic of late. It's as if the big issues (does God exist? from whence springs decency? what sort of species is Homo sapiens
?) were either settled or not worth discussing, and serious writers should therefore confine themselves to their various ethnic heritages and interpersonal relationships."
--James Morrow, introducing Nebula Awards #27