The golden age of Science Fiction...


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Posted by Ammianus Marcellinus on 02/27/02 - 00:05:35
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Is pretty much over...  and was pretty much over by the end of the 1970s...

Isaac Asimov is dead, Theodore Sturgeon is dead, DeForest Kelley is dead, Gene Roddenberry is dead, Larry Niven is not doing anything of note any longer...  Arthur Clarke is long past his prime... John Varley's recent THE GOLDEN GLOBE didn't really do much for me... Harlan Ellison appears to have disappeared...  I've heard nothing of the feminist SF people for a decade...

It seems as if some of the best of these people live in seclusion these days...

I tried reading Ursula LeGuin's most recent Hainish series novel... couldn't get into it...

The most interesting _current_ SF writer IMHO is Harry Turtledove...  I enjoyed Bruce Sterling's HEAVY WEATHER, Michael Swanwick's VACUUM FLOWERS, John Varley's STEEL BEACH, Marge Piercy's HE, SHE, AND IT... but I'm getting pickier and pickier as I get older...


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