Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Telepathic blue squid, a historical perspective

Was Vonnegut the first person to try the 'I may write about time-travelling aliens, but they are books of ideas so don't call me an SF writer' tactic?

It is hard to see who could or would have tried it before. Certainly hard to see Orwell or Huxley saying 'no, nothing like the stuff produced by those Yankee jonnies in those terrible magazines'.

(notice that The Arch Community Songster of Canterbury here currently points to the Archbish of C. article).

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