The Grimly Grim Hallmark Of Awfully Bad Writing

Classic science fiction novels have many annoying writing tics that make it hard to enjoy them, but the word "grimly" has always seemed the worst. People are always speaking grimly, or staring grimly, or even smiling grimly. Of all the adverbs that attach themselves, like alien facehuggers, to science fiction prose,… » 6/06/08 4:30pm 6/06/08 4:30pm