>why go through the tedium of reading poorly plotted novels with flat, boring
>characters and an execrable style? ("Give us the facts, Ma'am, just the
>facts.") Novels should be literary, and I don't see the point of reading junk
>novels just because they deal with issues that are dear to us.
>In the original Extropian fiction list, I personally consider
> Ayn Rand's *Atlas Shrugged*
>the only three truly great novels.
>(By the way, why not include Rand's *The Fountainhead*,
She must be better in translation than in the original English. What edition have you read? Who was the translator?