Editor’s Note: Here you will find the other The Alienated Critic columns.
Wherein One Critic is Introduced (with Theory Expounded)
and Another is Bid a Fond Farewell
I have been reading science fiction for almost fifty years, and writing about it for more than forty. Since discovering the Tom Swift novels and the Heinlein juveniles in the early 1960s, it has been a primary and continuous source of reading pleasure. After discovering comics fandom in the mid-1960s and SF fandom shortly thereafter, I have been reviewing books and writing commentary on science fiction and fantasy fiction since 1969, and spend slightly more than two decades (1973-1993) editing and publishing the SF review magazine, Thrust Science Fiction & Fantasy Review (in its later years Quantum Science Fiction & Fantasy Review), which garnered for me five Hugo Award nominations.
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