Randall Garrett (was Re: "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sat May 25 12:33:12 EDT 2002
On Sat, 25 May 2002 16:36:38 +0800 (WST), Paul Andinach wrote:
>On Thu, 23 May 2002, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 May 2002 17:24:03 +0100, Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk wrote:
>> > I must also find some more Lord D'Arcy stories - I've
>> > only ever read one...
>> This entire series of stories and novels is being reprinted in one
>> volume, titled (of course) _Lord Darcy_ (their spelling).
>When you say "their spelling" in that tone of voice, you make it sound
>like that wasn't the way Randall Garrett spelled it...
Sorry about that. I just meant that the spelling cited in this thread is
different from the one in both the title of the book and the blurb from
Baen, and since I haven't read the stories at all, I didn't know which was
actually correct. I have no idea how Randall Garrett spelled anything. :)
(I'd like to assume that the publisher is correct, but that's not always the
case.) I figured this was nicer than saying "well, ACTUALLY, there's no
apostrophe" like a Spelling Nazi.
In fact, I didn't know Garrett was such a big deal in the SF world until I
started trying to find _Too Many Magicians_. The only thing I knew he'd
"written" was the Gandalara Cycle--and before you ask about the tone of
voice I was using there :) I mean that most of the actual writing was done
by Vicki Ann Heydron, his wife, after he became unable to write due to an
accident. I couldn't believe how prolific he was! He's one of those
Heinleinian multiple-pseudonym authors who wrote about a million short
stories in the fifties and sixties. Am I glad I never publicly dismissed
him as an irrelevant hack! I already make a fool of myself on a
(People kept pushing the Gandalara books on me. I didn't like them much.
Which is to say, I started the first one and it bored me. So I didn't
finish it. I hope the Lord Darcy stories are a better match.)
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