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From: "Jim Henley" <jlhenley@erols.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) Modernism
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 07:08:59 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: urth-errors@lists.best.com [mailto:urth-errors@lists.best.com]On
> Behalf Of Daniel Fusch
> And I think it very likely that some of the science fiction
> "classics" will
> last as "relics" of the past...at least for a little while. For example,
> Asimov's "Foundation" is probably here to stay, whether or not
> we agree with
> its "literary merit" (if such a thing can be defined), since that work
> defined a generation of speculative literature.

Keep in mind also that Heinlein's lasting contribution was _precisely_ a
literary one, though people didn't necessarily think of it that way. He
changed the way SF stories were told. [Waves hands in the direction of
Delany's essay about "The door irised."]


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	but now I'm just blind"
			- Kid Rock

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