Jun. 19th, 2017

Juneteenth

Jun. 19th, 2017 08:42 am
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Happy Juneteenth, everybody!
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SF lost a couple of minor figures I’m going to miss:

John Jones renamed himself John Dalmas, apparently after a Raymond Chandler character. In 1986 Fantasy Review, for which I briefly reviewed books, sent me his The Reality Matrix, which turned out to be the kind of PhilDickian weirdness the title promised, and I liked it. He followed it with an even stranger one called The Playmasters. A recovering Scientologist, he included a character who created a great religion and then messed it up, with a statement that every religion has one of those. He then went back to MilSF, and I lost track of him.

William F. Touponce did the Twayne book on Isaac Asimov and focused on Asimov’s talent for multiple conspiratorial explanations for story events, which is one of my favorite things about him.

Thanx to File 770

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