El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

Going Rogue

The intertwined histories of science fiction and smut fascinate me. A File 770 reference to Harlan Ellison and Lenny Bruce teaming up on stories for a 50s-60s men’s magazine led me to the Wikipedia article on Rogue, full of the names of the sf writers whose work I grew up on. A follow-up to it is that after the events described, Hugh Hefner raided the rival men’s magazines for editors, including Robert Shea. He then read a pseudonymous Realist article that inspired him to add Robert Anton Wilson to the team. The rest is secret history.
Tags: reading
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment