Re: Golden Age of Science Fiction
- From: "Bill Patterson" <WHPatterson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 23 Apr 2006 06:49:28 -0700
I think Peter Graham is credited in Clute & Nichols, too -- but I need
to find the source. Could you put a date and publication on it.
I know Hartwell's book cannot be the source, because it was published
in the 1990's -- 96? -- whereas I remember running into it shortly
(i.e., a few years) after I first got into fandom (1969) -- probably
around 1975 or so.
I have a feeling it shows up in interviews so much because the
interview process naturally tends to fasten on the moment of discovery,
and that quote is particularly good for that biographical process.
I was about ten when I discovered SF. I had made a project of reading
every book in my school library, starting with the shelf nearest the
door, fiction Z. I think my first discovery that there was this
"different -- good!" stuff was S. Fowler Wright's _Throne of Saturn_,
which was a very odd book to attract a ten-year-old in 1961. It was
probably the Norton and North books that sealed my fate.