The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards and author of the bestselling Mars trilogy, Robinson attacked the Booker for rewarding "what usually turn out to be historical novels"...
And here's some more from Mullan:
... professor of English at University College London, said that he "was not aware of science fiction," arguing that science fiction has become a "self-enclosed world".
"When I was 18 it was a genre as accepted as other genres," he said, but now "it is in a special room in book shops, bought by a special kind of person who has special weird things they go to and meet each other.".