Thursday, August 6, 2009

A tribute to Eric Frank Russell

By Bud Webster at JBU, #20 (August 2009).

While I'm a fan of Russell, I don't exactly share tastes about his "best" with Webster - I found "Sinister Barrier" boring except for early parts, & "Men, Martians, and Machines" ok but nowhere close to best of Russell. On "Dear Devil", though, I'll go with him.

The article includes many tidbits about Russell.

Related: Annotated & ranked list of Russell's stories (with download links).


Bud Webster said...

Glad you read the article, and by all means DO argue with any statements or positions I take in the columns. More fun that way.

I'm getting ready to deliver the next one, on Will Jenkins/Murray Leinster, with whom I was acquainted; next up will be Frank Kelly Freas, another homey.