Cognitive Dissonance

Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters

The book contains a noteworthy social/political message, which is why it merits discussion, and why it is being brought to your attention, and why you should read it.

Until people mock it for being propaganda.

At which point said message is downplayed as a minor element, one you don’t even notice, mere decoration really, with no relevance to the plot, easily ignored in fact — no, no, the storytelling is why you should read it.

I’ll take this as an indication that I ought to skip this one. Along with the fact that it won a Hugo.