Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel The Buried Giant has reignited debates about genre fiction following Ishiguro’s implication that the work isn’t fantasy. The author has since clarified which side he’s really on. Meanwhile, Flavorwire‘s Jonathon Sturgeon defends Ishiguro’s right to call the book whatever he wants:
To use some of Le Guin’s own logic: we still live under capitalism, and the concept of genre is still tied to marketing. The cold truth is that genre books often take the easy way out by appealing to formula.