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frankyash
Posted 2023-01-12 8:06 AM (#26719)
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Just wondering, before I start this book. Should I read the introductions or not? After skimming they feel very spoilery.
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lisagarrity
Posted 2023-01-12 11:23 AM (#26720 - in reply to #26719)
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While I can't speak for this specific book, I find it is better to read introductions last. Not only do they often contain spoilers, I also find myself regarding the stories/author though the intro author's viewpoint rather than evolving my own. For example, if an author writes that this was their response to how to solve the situation set up in Godwin's "Cold Equations," I not only have the ending spoiled but I am comparing "Cold Equations" to the story the entire time and not looking at the story on its own merits.
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