The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85728   Message #1590269
Posted By: Cluin
25-Oct-05 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Growing Up SF
Subject: RE: BS: Growing Up SF
Robert E. Howard wrote the Conan stories for pulp mags among other tales of that ilk.

I liked Asimov, Tolkien, Niven, Clarke, Anderson,...
...and when I was a hormonal sex-obsessed teen, a pervert called John Norman.

As I became the hormonal sex-obsessed adult, I quit reading Norman when I realized what a shitty writer he is.

Read a lot of shitty stuff over the years too, most of which I've forgotten. Hey, how else do you recognize the good stuff unless you have something to compare it to?