1982 Round Table Discussion with Isaac Asimov, Gene Wolfe, and Harlan Ellison
A half-hour syndicated talk program, covering the nature and marketing of science-fiction (or speculative-fiction) works. The hosts are named Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin (which are not, in fact, porn pseudonyms).
A bit of interesting background to the interview can be found in the archives of Harlan Ellison's website. (Check the post for November 1, 2008 11:13:15)
"When asked the "Most overrated" and "Most underrated" authors, Thomas Disch identified Isaac Asimov and Gene Wolfe, respectively, writing: "...all too many have already gone into a decline after carrying home some trophies. The one exception is Gene Wolfe...Between 1980 and 1982 he published The Book of the New Sun, a tetralogy of couth, intelligence, and suavity that is also written in VistaVision with Dolby Sound. Imagine a Star Wars-style space opera penned by G. K. Chesterton in the throes of a religious conversion. Wolfe has continued in full diapason ever since, and a crossover success is long overdue." -- from Gene Wolfe's Wikipedia pageReplyDelete