The Issue At Hand

The Issue At Hand

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For several years, hiding under a cloak of anonymity, the most penetrating critic of the field of magazine science fiction was known as 'William Atheling, Jr'. it soon became a challenge to guess his real identity. And that was no easy game, for Atheling's dissection did not spare even his alter ego, the noted science fiction writer James Blish. Here, then, is a collection of William Atheling's critiques of SF magazines covering the period 1952 - 1963. no subject is too sacred or taboo for Atheling's shredding typewriter: from sex to God, from religion to satirical poetry. No author, however fragile, is spared the bloody mark of his relentless ;ash; from Anderson to Heinlein to Wyndham, and all stops in between. A vastly entertaining collection in its own right, The Issue at Hand is also a first-class primer for new writer and seasoned professional alike.The illustratorhas givenhimfurcuffs, collarand hat, but this isa completely creative gestureon the illustratora#39;s part, and gives the ... who has saidthat heis interested primarily in agood story, rather thanin sociological documents, wiring diagramsanbsp;...

Title:The Issue At Hand
Author: James Blish
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-08-28

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