My favorite response to my citations of people too-often-overlooked was from
an academic on another list who mocked me for rooting around in dusty
magazines (which, put another way, is primary research). It's too bad you
and an Gelder didn't work it out...the "Curiosities" column in F&SF now
seems to echo what you were doing, to some extent.
From: Mike Resnick [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 12:04 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list SF-LIT
Subject: Re: Dan Galouye - Counterfeit World...: Koseoglu
>From: Don D'Ammassa <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: Dan Galouye - Counterfeit World...: Koseoglu
>Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 17:42:48 -0800
> > People tend to forget just what an impact DARK UNIVERSE made when
> > it came out. It was second in the Hugo voting to STRANGER IN A
> > STRANGE LAND.
>That's increasingly true of a large body of SF. I've been working on this
>humungous reference work to SF the past few years, and sad to say, this
>the last generation that can do so, because subsequent ones literally don't
>time to catch up on all that's been published.
I know. I'm appalled by the ignorance of even our academics.
Names like Galouye and Schmitz and even Kuttner seem destined
to be universally forgotten.
I tried to stem the flow with that "Forgotten Treasures" column
I did for F&SF for a while, but when Gordon van Gelder took over
the editorship from Kris Rusch, he wanted reviews of contemporary
books, and I figured enough others were doing that, so I let
the column die.
-- Mike Resnick