Normally I would stop reading at this point but I am nearing the end of the third book in a series when the cultural brainwashing made its first appearance. See if you can pick out what might irritate me in this quote,
“The slender person - who preferred to be neither called he nor she – started. ‘Sorry, Captain,’ Tip said, and brushed their slightly-nonregulation red hair out of their eyes.” p. 284My alarms went off at the third word. I remember specifically noting before that the books did not seem to be pushing any of the current cultural perversions. That held true for the first two books and 77.8 percent of the third one. Then, wham! It is almost like this was written by someone else. It is awkward and stilted. It is also politically correct.
The first book in the series was published in 2015. This one is five years later. Eric Flint is a successful science fiction author. I would think he had the clout and courage to be his own man but I am afraid that the editors pushed this one through with their progressive style book.
It is getting harder and harder to find things to read that are not filled with nonsense like pronoun preference and other cultural manipulation. I have been moving to classics and non-fiction. Much of what I am reading I get from Project Gutenberg. I wonder how long it will be until the cultural algorithms start reworking all the old stuff that is preserved in electronic form.
Censorship has many forms and the most evil is changing the words of the past. With the right coding you can change anything with little evidence.
As the meme poster said, Big Non-Gender Specific Person is watching you.
Flint, Eric and Spoor, Ryk E. Castaway Resolution New York: Baen, 2020.
homo unius libri