Friday, April 15, 2011

Wonderful Essay on Two Nearly Forgotten Writers

Fantasy and Science Fiction: Book Reviews by James Sallis: "At the time, I was thinking again about an intuition I've had for years, that science fiction seems to need a periodic return to its origins to regather strength. I recalled how so many of my students who write fantasy and science fiction know little or nothing of the genre's history."

5 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll check these out, being a big fan of James Sallis.

Graham Powell said...

I haven't read much of CL Moore, but Kuttner is one of my favorite classic SF writers. He had an imagination that rivaled Fredric Brown's.

Todd Mason said...

Actually, Graham, you probably have read at least some of Moore, who collaborated heavily with her husband after their marriage, as Sallis I'm sure mentions (I haven't reread the essay since the issue came out). She was fully his equal.

Charles, did you read Sallis's sf, back in the '70s? He seemed surprised (Sallis), that I remembered his work from that decade.

Bill, apropos of little:
http://www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/comicboo.html or hit my name.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for the link, Todd. Always good to read about the Peanuts gang.

Bud said...

I always liked Sallis' SF from the 70s for the style if not always for the substance.