A 1982 Video Interview with Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison and Gene Wolfe Wherein They Discuss the Label “Science Fiction”

In 1982, Studs Terkel and his co-host Calvin Trillin interviewed Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison and Gene Wolfe.

What, you need a better introduction? Okay…for starters there’s a discussion about the label of “science fiction”. Now watch!

[via Paul Di Filippo]

4 thoughts on “A 1982 Video Interview with Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison and Gene Wolfe Wherein They Discuss the Label “Science Fiction””

  1. I think Studs Terkel may have nailed the SF definition question in this video: “We can be a whole lot better than we are”.

    Great interview, thanks for putting it up.

  2. Fascinating interview. It was particularly interesting having all three on set at once. I am a huge Gene Wolfe fan (who isn’t) and it was fun seeing him interact with two sf greats. Sorry, one sf great and another (Ellison) who doesn’t write sf.

  3. as the coiner of the CLI FI term as a subgenre of SCI FI, and a big fan of MR Asimov (I know his niece in California), i loved this video and see the Guardian UK news story on CLI FI term google it and if i may rephrase this ”I think Studs Terkel may have nailed the SF definition question in this video: “We can be a whole lot better than we are”. I’d like to suggest that with CLI FI novels and movies, we can do a whole lot better than we are currently doing in facing climate chaos issues threatening future generations.” can i say that? my blog is called CLI FI CENTRAL, come visit at blogspot

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