I’ve been avoiding work today by surfing the net, and as a result have a couple of things I’m curious about. And, as always, someone on the Straight Dope knows the answers! So here goes:
- Last Dangerous Visions Yes, I know this is the great unpublished masterpiece. (I remember reading DV and A,DV in the library, and arguing with the librarian about why the clearly discussed third volume hadn’t been ordered.) I ran across this article by Christopher Priest which seemed to be a rather objective statement of known facts. However, he seems to have stopped updating it around 1994. What’s the deal? Is this generally acknowleged as correct? Is it a complete fabrication? And has Ellison ever publicly admitted that LDV will never be published?
2)Teresa Nielsen Hayden/Robert Jordan I was poking around the archives at Making Light . Someone posted a comment/question about Jordan and how his books have gotten worse since his wife started editing them. Someone else commented that poster 1 had a lot of nerve, posting about Jordan on TNH’s blog. Shortly after, TNH responded, saying that Mrs. Jordan (whose name I forget) is a very skilled, knowlegable editor, and speaking professionally, she has nothing but respect for her. She then said that just because she had answered this comment should not be taken as permission for anyone to ask any more questions about Jordan.
So, there seems to be some unpleasantness between them, and it seems to be pretty public and widely known, but I don’t know it, and I’m curious. What happened?