This new four-part daily deal is a nice addition, but it depresses me to see "Science Fiction & Fantasy," which is a common name for the SF section in most bookstores, and have to wonder if today's deal will be V.C. Andrews.
Traditionally the "F&SF" category has included various forms of high fantasy, and justifiably so because SF writers have a long history of writing fantasy. But what we're seeing here so far is vampires, werewolves, zombies, more werewolves, oh yeah and John Scalzi.
I hate to sound like an ingrate, but now is the time to divorce these two genres, even if it means the SF deal is often self-published or a copyrighted edition of something in the public domain. There's a howling wolf on the cover of today's deal, in silhouette. I hate to see you like this, Amazon. You've got to do something.
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