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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Word of the day is apparently infodump, based off a line in The House Next Door's Galactica recap. Is the infodump a unique characteristic of the science fiction novel? Not quite—you see it a lot in the Gothic novel too, among other places—but it's widespread and even arguably hypertrophic in SF. For more Galactica goodness don't miss Scott Eric Kaufman's lengthy attempt to make sense of the show's prehistory in light of what we learned on Friday. This is more or less my sense of things, too, with some blurring around the edges.

(What I mean by that is that I think SEK takes for granted certain logical leaps that are generally agreed upon by fans but which have not yet been determined definitively on-air. This is partially an exercise in fanon, in other words. Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Still more BSG talk at Tor.