Date: 2017-05-13 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stoutfellow
I would love to have that anthology. I've only read four of the works listed (Stapledon, Hodgson, Weinbaum, Clifton), all of which I - let's say "appreciate" rather than "enjoy". I am in entire agreement with you on Lafferty. ("OK, now what did I just read?" tends to be my reaction.)

Date: 2017-05-13 02:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nancylebov
If you want to find people saying things about Lafferty's stories, there's a facebook group, a magazine, and a convention.

Date: 2017-05-13 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] voidampersand
Is that "by J. N. Editor"?

Date: 2017-05-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
thnidu: A propellor beanie with an icebag. Smoffing the Filkers, http://bit.ly/eNgQ0T (fanac)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
I remember a number of these stories, generally with affection.

Small typo, from memory and confirmed at link: it's "Star, Bright", with a comma. The comma makes the pun.

Date: 2017-05-13 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Definitely an addition to my library of imaginary books!

Weinbaum's sentient creatures weren't Lovecraftian, but there's something suspiciously "Lovecraft discussing minorities" about the Slinkers.

Pesky robots

Date: 2017-05-14 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Your remark reminded me of a speech by "Doctor Who" about "the trouble with computers", which is reproduced at,
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor
(He's typing as he speaks, into a nuclear countdown machine. As will be clear.)

Basically that they do what they were programmed to do, which might not be what they were meant to do - or, not any more.

Robert Carnegie

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