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SF Tidbits for 5/13/09

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

5 Comments on SF Tidbits for 5/13/09

  1. Would SF get more respect if its book covers were more sedate?

    You know, for as stupid as it sounds, I’ve often felt that it would.  And even though I don’t really care what people think of my reading habits, I have often found a tad conscious of the cover in my hands and have certainly been put off by other covers.  It’s a lot like romance covers.  there’s just an association that goes with them, whether that’s fair or not.

  2. Harlan Ellison recently rejected the Cleveland Arts Prize, a lifetime achievement award from his hometown celebrating his writing career.

    Sometimes Ellison’s curmudgeonness crosses over full borne into being a <<expletive deleted>>. I appreciate his piss and vinegar,l but I think, somewhere along the line, he’s become at least a bit of what he used to hate and rail against.

     

     

  3. I thought King of the Elves was going to be the next PKD adaptation (Dec. 2012 scheduled release)?

    http://totaldickhead.blogspot.com/2008/04/disney-to-produce-king-of-elves-in-2012.html

    Unless Flow My Tears… comes out sooner, I guess…

  4. Paul, I don’t know where I stand on Harlan having to pay his own way to the ceremony, but I agree with you on his attitude in general.  I’ve never read him and it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to consider even giving him a shot because I’ve more or less detested him each time I’ve seen him speak.  Some say you’ve gotta take most of what he says in a light-hearted way, but he’s just so damn nasty all the time.

  5. Back in December of last year I found what I thought was a legitimate copy of Harlan Ellison’s “Jeffty is Five” on the internet.  I wrote a review and linked to the story.  A week later the story was taken down.  No problem, I found another online copy and link to it instead.  A week later it was taken down too, but this time the blogger posted a very interesting story about how Ellison called in the middle of the night and yelled at him!

    I agree with the above comments – Harlan Ellison’s attitude has turned me off to his work.  There are plenty of other great SF authors out there who’s stories I would rather promote.

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