Potlatch 7

The Spectrum of Respectability

Time:Saturday 5:30
Ringleaders:Ellen Klages, Pat Murphy
Assistant:Bill Humphries

What are you not embarrassed to be caught reading on the bus, Caltrain, BART, public transportation? The audience proposes and disposes of arbitrary Science Fiction and Fantasy texts along a continuum.

The resulting continuum of quality (bottoms up!)

The Low End: My Mother the Car (definitional bottom), Hustler

I Dream of Jeannie, George of the Jungle, Tarzan movie, Xena, Warrior Princess

Peanuts? (fell off before typing)

Tarzan of the Apes book

Virtual Girl (Amy placement) Virtual Girl (Dave H. placement)

War of the Worlds radio show, Doonesbury, Naked Lunch (the book) The Hobbit, H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds

Lord of the Rings books

Left Hand of Darkness, Beloved (Toni Morrison), Lord of the Flies, 1984

The High End: The Tempest (definitional high end), The Iliad

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