“Of course every reader will prefer certain genres and be bored or repelled by others. But anybody who claims that one genre is categorically superior to all others must be ready and able to defend their prejudice. And that involves knowing what the ‘inferior’ genres actually consist of, their nature and their forms of excellence. It involves reading them.” Ursula K. Le Guin continues to fight the good fight, which — I can only hope and wish — will be over within my lifetime. Read the full article here.