Actually, re: the p.g. wodehouse thing and the on-air discussion about his "stolid" style, I remember Asimov saying he preferred nineteenth century literature and never read any twentieth century literature at all -unless it was written as if it was the nineteenth, I guess.
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 17 April 2008 13:22 (eleven years ago) link
has anyone ever read harlan ellison's screenplay for i,robot? (my possibly-minority opinion: it's AWFUL, mainly cuz HE and IA don't mesh at all, stylewise or anywisewise)
― J.D., Saturday, 19 April 2008 09:37 (eleven years ago) link
I could well imagine that. Didn't read it, did read his novelization of his original treatment for The Starlost.
What was the famous story about their meeting ,something like this
At the sci-fi convention
Young Harlan: "Are you Isaac Asimov?"
Isaac Asimov: "Yes, I am"
Young Harlan: "You're nothing!"
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 19 April 2008 11:56 (eleven years ago) link
Later on he claimed what he said was "You're not such a big deal."
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Saturday, 19 April 2008 12:12 (eleven years ago) link
haha wiki sez that asimov tht this collaboration would lead to: "the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made"
haha yes feat.dr susan calvin as realised by harlan ellison be still my feminist heart oh my
― mark s, Thursday, 24 April 2008 12:51 (eleven years ago) link
H4rlan E. corrected my friends grammar on the picket line during the writers strike in L.A. Told him "You're a writer, my good man, don't use the world 'like' so much." Then he stepped into a waiting car and drove away.
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 24 April 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link
Haha, see if you can find an IA poem called "The Foundation Of Science Fiction Success" from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
― James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 25 April 2008 01:06 (eleven years ago) link
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