Well good luck and I’ll follow your journey. I’m an avid follower of Sullivan’s posts and anyone else who is just “jumping in.” I’m not ready to project when I might want to do the same, but every post I read by […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, It’s Not About the Money…It’s About the Contract, Timing, and Price 3 years ago
Once again, I find myself grateful that you choose to blog for Amazing because I’m always attentive to what you have to say. Thanks for the alert.
The discipline of History is based on Time, Place, and Context. The last one…Context…is probably why people look back a movie and think…’What’s the big deal? Why did we ever think it was so great?’
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Retro Read (Part 1) 3 years ago
Actually, this sounds like a delicious series. Many of the writers listed I’ve already reviewed, (or are on my list to do) because I believe that rereadability is the truest mark of excellence.
I’d just like to […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, No. 23 – 2014 January – David Weber, Military SF, and Neutral Combatants 3 years ago
First, due to limited blogging space, I shortened plot reviews. I completely left out the treecats because it would have required too much column space to discuss and I wanted to cover the greatest number of books […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance 3 years, 2 months ago
A good post. And you’ve hit on numerous truths. Lots of publishing efforts are slap-dash affairs and publishers sabotage themselves when they do that. True fans will always want to know the original intent, but I […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, Interview with Award-Winning Author Kim Stanley Robinson 3 years, 4 months ago
Hi R.K. —
Excellent interview. This is the kind of thing I love to read. Keep it up the good work.
I think this is excellent Steve; this really hit the mark with me. It’s so difficult to develop a taxonomic purpose and I’m often doubtful that such efforts will serve a useful purpose. I’m in agreement that […]
Some months ago, shortly after Amazing Stories went online, our publisher, Steve Davidson, had me contact Luigi Petruzzelli, the editor/publisher of the science fiction/fantasy magazine Edizioni Della Vigna […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, Sexual Harassment at Science Conventions: Who Let the Dogs Out? 3 years, 5 months ago
I see two problems.
Online commentary is voyeuristic. It’s not real dialogue. Consequently, posts are always one sided. The lack of interaction means the writer has to envision responses as they write. Like K. […]
J. Jay Jones commented on the post, Love Thine Enemy: A Review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson 3 years, 5 months ago
You can be pretty funny sometimes, you know.
I think you’ve really hit on it with Dick with that phrase “existential identity problems.” And I think that’s what makes him so appealing to devoted science fiction fans. He’s deep in a very visceral way. A […]
For me, it’s Dick’s positing of the main character in Impostor with the conundrum of not being sure he’s himself … that’s the real crux and one of his most consistent themes. As for prophecy, I think it has more […]
Sorry for the delay in responding.
There are two great sources of info buried in all of this:
1) Ridley’s Scott’s Prophets of Science Fiction –8 part series of the greats (Verne, Wells, Asimov, […]
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