Date: 2019-02-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This falls into a very specific category: SF novels written by superfans. There aren't a lot of them, and they usually aren't very good.

IMS Miesel was "the world's greatest expert on Poul Anderson" up until some point in the 1980s, and then they had a parting of the ways -- details very unclear. I remember her as catching some really obvious things while completely ignoring some, umm, other obvious things. Anderson is fading rapidly into obscurity, so it's an open question whether he'll ever get a better critic.

She's very capital-C Catholic, and has written nonfiction books critiquing Philip Pullman and the Da Vinci Code.

Doug M.

Date: 2019-02-04 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ndrosen
As to Anderson fading rapidly into obscurity, a trade paperback of the original version of THE BROKEN SWORD was recently published; a few years ago, all of his Polesotechnic/Terran Empire series novels and stories were published in a multivolime series. Also, there was a rather recent book, MULTIVERSE, with various authors writing stories set in the great Poul Anderson’s worlds, and being sequels to tales of his. And there is blog devoted to Poul Anderson Appreciation, to which I recently contributed a pair of guest posts.

I’ll admit that Anderson would be more famous if he had received the Nobel Prize in Literature which I think, and the late Jerry Pournelle thought, that he deserved.


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