The SPIDER Symposion: in-depth discussion of specific Ellison stories and works.
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I'm gonna take a chance and start a thread on a book that is NOT by Ellison, but is so permeated with him that I think it belongs here more than anywhere else.
Frankly, I'm rather surprised that I haven't seen more mention of the critical study by Ellen Weil and Gary K. Wolfe in these environs . . . but then, I didn't own a copy until I ran across one at Powell's Books last Saturday and bought it. I'm a few chapters in; mostly good stuff. I tend to agree with their judgments, for the most part. Only real errors are small fact and proofreading glitches. And they're not the most felicitous of writers.
Has anyone else read this?
I saw it on GoogleBooks not long ago (http://books.google.de/books?id=XvaIuzLV41gC - everyone can read in it) and felt the same way you do - terriffic book with some minor mistakes, but certainly nothing better has come out. Harlan sells the remaining copies via HERC, so he's not opposed to it.
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