, who died on September 2, 2013, at age 93, had one of
the most multifaceted careers in the history of written science fiction.
Almost uniquely, he played major roles in all three of the estates that
constitute science fiction’s culture: the first estate of the creators,
in which he wrote stories and novels over a span of many decades; the
second estate of the publishers and other business interests, in which
he served as a highly respected and influential agent, editor, and
anthologist over a similar period of time; and the third estate of
fandom, in which his was an important voice from the very dawn of the
pulp era, and for which he never lost his enthusiasm, attending
science-fiction conventions and casting his votes on fan committees
right up to the end."
A marvelous history essay that makes me want to play these old games
that I somehow missed at the time! Via Kam-Yung Soh.
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*** Xanni ***
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