I’m trying to think of examples (in science fiction, preferably, but others are welcome too) where a novel is written and published as a “response” or “rebuttal” to another.
The best example I can come up with is Haldeman’s “The Forever War,” which was largely a response/rebuttal to Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers.”
I’m not so much thinking of novels that are inspired by others – Sword of Shannara as inspired by Lord of the Rings – but specifically novels thataddress the matter of other novels, actually engaging in a kind of dialogue.
I can’t remember the name of the book or author, but didn’t someone write a book where Asimovian Robots took over the world, in order to prevent anyone from “harm” – “No, you may not ride a bicycle! I am bound by the First Law to prevent you from coming to harm!” This would be an example of a story written as a rebuttal to Asimov’s robot stories. I’m mostly interested in novels, but stories are good here too!
Other good examples?
Thank you most mucho for any suggestions! (No, I’m not asking you to do my homework for me!) (Well, only kinda…)