December 1985
Extrapolation (Kent State University Press);Winter1985, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Comments on several issues related to science fiction writing. Citation of the speech made by author Gene Wolfe attacking the treatment of fantastic literature in the classroom; Result of the desire of science fiction writers for respectability; Assertion on the abundance of science fiction works in circulating magazine.


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