Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Silverberg on Leinster

One of the big-name SF writers in my formative years was Murray Leinster. Hardly anybody reads him today, which is a shame. Robert Silverberg has a nice commentary on him and one of his works in the latest issue of Asimov's.

You can read my earlier blog comments on Leinster here and here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find that I too prefer the old-fashioned future. I recently read the "Logic Named Joe" collection you have pictured here. Great stuff!
I read "First Contact" almost 40 years ago, but for some reason I didn't really pay attention to Leinster until I ran across the "Med Ship" series a few years ago. Now I can't get enough. The good thing is I can now read all these great stories for the first time!
--Thomas Miller

Bill Crider said...

It's always good to know I'm not the only one who remembers and enjoys Leinster.

Ed Gorman said...

Remember that run of invasion-movie style of novels Leinster wrote for Gold Medalin the late Fifties early Sixties. Haven't read them in decades but I have them in mint condition. They were a blast. I also have three collections of his stories. He was an important writer and shouldn't be forgotten.

Bill Crider said...

The two Baen collections of his stories helps, but I wish they'd do another one.

Dan said...

There'll be a review of Leinster's OPERATION TERROR in the next "Hound."

And does anyone remember Leinster as the author of MONSTER FROM THE EARTH'S END, filmed as NAVY VS THE NIGHT MONSTERS ?

Bill Crider said...

The movie is, of course, a classic.

Bud Webster said...

Bill, you and Ed might be interested in knowing that I'm finishing up a Past Masters column on Murray Leinster. I met Will at my very first sf convention back in 1971, and he was a gracious man who was generous with his time and conversation.

The biblio on this one is going to be necessarily incomplete - who knows how many fillers and epigrams he wrote for the Smart Set? - but it's as complete as I can make it, with a little help from my friends.

Bill Crider said...

Saw on fictionmags that you were doing this, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Bud Webster said...

It's up and readable almost in its entirety (it cuts off not far from the end of the bibliography) at:

http://tinyurl.com/ykoqfrv

I'd love to know what you guys think.