Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections

Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections Of Sf Anthologies[EPUB] ✻ Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections Of Sf Anthologies ❀ Bud Webster – Varanus.us Noted science fiction anthology scholar and author Bud Webster collects here, for the very first time, over of his infamous Anthopology columns Bud discusses the works of such celebrated anthologists Noted science Reflections, Inspections eBook ´ fiction anthology scholar and author Bud Webster collects here, for the very first time, overof his infamous Anthopology columns Bud discusses the works of such celebrated anthologists as Frederik Pohl, Geoff Conklin, Terry Carr, Anthopology 101: ePUB ¹ Sam Moskowitz, Harry Harrison and with a great sense of detail and humor This is a must read for both casual and serious students of science fiction literature.

Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections Of Sf Anthologies
  • Bud Webster
  • 19 January 2018
  • 1453750037

    10 thoughts on “Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections And Dissections


  1. says:

    If you re not already a raving fan of science fiction from the story dominated era of 1930 1975, is there a reason to read a book that focuses entirely on in depth studies of various anthologies from that era As it turns out, yes Regardless of the obscurity of the subject matter, a skilled author who loves the subject matter can create something that rises above the level of curiosity piece and make a great book That s exactly what Bud Webster, one of our great mavens of SF history does here If you re not already a raving fan of science fiction from the story dominated era of 1930 1975, is there a reason to read a book that focuses entirely on in depth studies of various anthologies from that era As it turns out, yes Regardless of the obscurity of the subject matter, a skilled author who loves the subject matter can create something that rises above the level of curiosity piece and make a great book That s exactly what Bud Webster, one of our great mavens of SF history does here Each of the essays is an adventure in literary archaeology, extracting interesting nuggets about the anthology or anthologist that it chronicles He teases out subtle differences in how each work was compiled, unearths controversies long forgotten, disinters authors long ago buried, and shows us how the puzzle pieces came together to create each anthology It left me ready to track down dozens of stories, find battered copies of a dozen authors I don t know Even better, Webster does all of this with surprising humor, making a self deprecating character of himself You can see him down the years, feverishly working his way through these books when he first encountered them in his youth, reverently pulling the same books from his carefully assembled collection now He tells funny stories about writers we have forgotten as people, bringing all of their quirks roaring back to life I d love to see him write a history of the genre If this specialized volume is any indication, it would be exceptional If you want an education in the roots of science fiction, by all means read this book, then go on to the other books that it inspire you to read


  2. says:

    In my opinion, one of the saddest changes in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres has been the decline and near death of the hardcover and paperback anthology, those wonderful books with the garish and glorious cover art, which flourished from the 1940 s through the 1970 s I believe that much of the best genre fiction is in the short story form I honestly think something is lost today, with the focus on longer and longer novels and never ending series Authors must write whatever w In my opinion, one of the saddest changes in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres has been the decline and near death of the hardcover and paperback anthology, those wonderful books with the garish and glorious cover art, which flourished from the 1940 s through the 1970 s I believe that much of the best genre fiction is in the short story form I honestly think something is lost today, with the focus on longer and longer novels and never ending series Authors must write whatever will sell, of course and the short story market is scanty, at best, although it seems to have been making a comeback, in recent years This is a wonderful collection of Bud Webster s Anthopology 101 columns, a loving look back at many of the best anthologies published during their Golden Age Bud s keen analytical eye is balanced by his love for the genre and the books he discusses So many of my favorites both books and editors are represented here that I won t even bother to list any If I have any complaints, it s that there are manyI would have liked to see included Also, I wish Bud would writeabout Horror anthologies, such as the fine series of titles published by Ballantine and Bantam, in the 1960 s and early 70 s Maybe Bud will publish a second volume, someday Anthoplogy 101 is a long awaited and much welcomed gallery of these great old books, complete with Table of Contents and cover dust jacket photos in black and white Just glancing through the cover art brings back so many pleasant memories If you are a collector of these volumes, or if you would like to start collecting them, this is the first book I d recommend


  3. says:

    I grew up about 10 years after and 150 miles southwest of Bud Webster, but our histories are pretty similar In a small town or rural environment, you grabbed any SF you were lucky enough to find And anthologies were the big treasure chests They could introduce you tostories,authors, and, very importantly,history and background of the field of SF, through the anthologists and sometimes authors introductions and notes Bud and I both knew to glom on to them at an early age I grew up about 10 years after and 150 miles southwest of Bud Webster, but our histories are pretty similar In a small town or rural environment, you grabbed any SF you were lucky enough to find And anthologies were the big treasure chests They could introduce you tostories,authors, and, very importantly,history and background of the field of SF, through the anthologists and sometimes authors introductions and notes Bud and I both knew to glom on to them at an early age By high school I was copying by hand this was the late Pleistocene the tables of contents of the anthologies I was finding in the school library I studied those lists, discovered the names that were usually present Heinlein, Leinster, Sturgeon, Kornbluth, etc and then went searching with a purpose forAnthopology 101 looks at many of those anthologies that were so important to me back in the 70s It s nostalgic, educational I had no idea of the history of Final Stage and entertaining Bud, you know as well as I that this book isn t for everyone, but from those of us that it _is_ for Thank you


  4. says:

    Bud Webster has published his Anthopology 101 column across a number of science fiction magazines and fanzines over the years This book collects a number of those columns together.In the columns Bud examines the history of science fiction anthologies He begins by talking about how he, as a youngster in Virginia, discovered the anthology format in his public library As he progresses through his columns he discusses various editors such as Frederick Pohl, Harry Harrison, and most significantly Bud Webster has published his Anthopology 101 column across a number of science fiction magazines and fanzines over the years This book collects a number of those columns together.In the columns Bud examines the history of science fiction anthologies He begins by talking about how he, as a youngster in Virginia, discovered the anthology format in his public library As he progresses through his columns he discusses various editors such as Frederick Pohl, Harry Harrison, and most significantly for him, Groff Conklin He looks not only at the overall body of work put together by these worthies but at the significance of the individual stories within each anthology Foe most of the anthologies discussed he provides a complete table of contents.By the time that you finish reading this book you will doubtless have a long list of anthologies on your to buy list and you will have been swept up by Bud s enthusiasm, fascinated by his insider anecdotes, and utterly amused by his wonderfully outrageous turns of phrase If you love science fiction buy this book now

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