William Gibson on Genre
Genre is that dubious bargain whereby the reader is offered (for our present purposes) a novel, a form whose very name promises a new experience, but offers, in genre, the implicit and crucial promise of the repetition of previous pleasures.
— William Gibson (Sui Generis: A Testimony, his introduction to Rudy Rucker’s WareTetralogy)
Interesting point of view, no? What do you think?