WHY YOU NO HAVE APPENDIX N?!
May 27, 2016
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I woke up to find this in my Twitter feed this morning:
What a list, huh?
It has Marry Shelly’s Frankenstein, of course… but then it skips over all the great pulp writers as if they don’t rate at all. You can maybe forgive them for missing Margaret St. Clair, but… wow. No Norton? No Brackett? Seriously?!
To add insult to injury here, I can’t help but notice that the list includes the book that features this noteworthy passage:
He patted the thing he wore on his belt, a metal object like a deformed penis, and looked patronizingly at the unarmed woman. She gave the phallic object, which she knew was a weapon, a cold glance.
Really, though, what’s going on with this?
Is it purely political? Is it evidence of the Appendix N Generation Gap? You know, I’ve been slammed for acting like I’m rescuing these authors from obscurity. Well… are they genuinely obscure at this point? Or are they being intentionally excluded from the media because they are inconvenient to the narrative?
Either answer would suit me just fine, to tell you the truth.
I suppose you’ll just dismiss this as an irrelevant clickbait article or something. Hey, that’s great. So show me the people that actually get this stuff right. I mean… besides that ones writing for Cirsova now.