Friday, August 03, 2012

Wonderful Essay on SF Anthologies

Robert Silverberg: Reflections

4 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Amusing that Silverberg's first anthologization (Asimov probably wasn't the first to make a sexual joke about that) was in THE FANTASTIC UNIVERSE OMNIBUS...what was yours, Bill?

Certainly can sympathize with the notion of work between covers and electronically Unbound...one thing the electronic forms allow is the potential for revision, endlessly...while the printed page at least gives one an end point if one wants to take it...

Bill Crider said...

Two Conklin anthologies came my way about the same time, the OMNIBUS OF SCIENCE FICTION and THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION. Wonderful stuff.

Todd Mason said...

Excellent, even though Conklin did (if not quite so much as McComas and Healey) ignore too much of the non-ASTOUNDING stuff in favor of the ASTOUNDING stuff. I actually meant the first one your short fiction was included in, as with Agberg and FU's only antho...

Bill Crider said...

Ha. I have no idea.