Andrew J. Offutt
Birth date: January 01, 1934
Died: April 30, 2013
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Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is to be successful. Because your next thing has to surpass your first success. Just ask the guy who came up with the idea of pet rocks.Ellison probably knows what I am talking about. Dangerous Vision was a raging success. It is still the definitive sci-fi a...
Solid, enjoyable adventure with one week section. The Stories in the ice monster section I could have done without. Overall, a bit long, so the antho would be more enjoyable for most spread out over time. Reading the stories back to back, their similarities cause them to blend together. There are a ...
The trouble with the Thieves' World anthologies is that the authors chose to set the stories in the seediest rundown dump of a city imaginable. It clearly became a contest between the contributors to see who could come up with the nastiest character to place in the rotten setting.
With Thieves' World Asprin and company invented the shared-world anthology. Some day the world may be able to forgive them for that.
I stumbled across the first volume of the Thieves' World anthology series shortly after it came out, and being a die-hard, ultimately I bought and read all 12 of the collections (and most of the novels), but after about vol. 6 it was more a labor of stamina and obligation than one of love. The town...