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14 May 2016 @ 08:05 am
Founding Mother  
One of my great Corrupting Influences was Judith Merril. Every year she’d do a Year’s Best anthology on the basis that the sf she liked (which correlated with the sf I liked) was likely not to be labeled “Science Fiction.” In the mid-60s, when the field was going through important changes, she reviewed perceptively in F&SF. Now Aqueduct Press has done a collection of her writings about the field, which you should buy and read even though it’s called The Merril Theory of Lit’ry Criticism. I’ve written a review for NYRSF, and the astute Russell Letson appreciates it in Locus.
(no subject) - Tom Jackson on May 14th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
El Coyote Gordo: coy3supergee on May 14th, 2016 03:49 pm (UTC)
Don't know. Sometime this summer.
Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on May 14th, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
She was one of mine too! When I was ten, I found her 10th and 11th Year's Best S-F anthologies in my Dad's collection, and read them over and over. I still have both of those books, tattered and battered with the years though they be. What great stories; Automatic Tiger still makes me cry every time.
El Coyote Gordo: nebulasupergee on May 15th, 2016 09:01 am (UTC)
I don't remember that one, but she found so many good ones.