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The Hugo Award Novels, 1: 1953, The Demolished Man

Posted 05-06-2009 at 04:50 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 01:24 PM by chexmix

Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man, the first novel to be awarded science fiction's Hugo Award in 1953, gets the award off to a stellar start. Although its Freudian conclusion / solution rings a little false and its vision of a future supercomputer is as silly as anything from the 50s, the novel holds up extremely well and is a crackerjack ride.

I think it was Damon Knight who (lovingly) opined that Bester's characters were a series of funny hats, but that he was so energetic a writer...
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Intro to the SF Stuff

Posted 04-29-2009 at 12:45 PM by chexmix

I hope it isn't too OT to post this kind of thing here.

As was the case, I am sure, with many ITfolken, I grew up on science fiction, fantasy and [insert genre here]. After I toddled and twiddled off to a too-long stint in college(s), I stopped reading the stuff very much, though I would occasionally dip back in ...

... I worked at in Manhattan for a couple of years, began to rediscover my math/science roots a few years later (they'd been buried under three...
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