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Re: Re: Drunken Inventor -- Yes, Let's get him back in print! [message #114244] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20
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Date: Thu, 24-Jan-85 05:26:48 EST
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Posted: Thu Jan 24 05:26:48 1985
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Summary: No chance of that.

In article <856@hound.UUCP> rfg@hound.UUCP (R.GRANTGES) writes:
>Sure and I havent read a Gallegher (sp?) story in years and years. I'm
>all for a Kuttner revival.

You sf-lovers readers have no sense of time.  If I'm reading this stuff right,
Henry Kuttner died in 1958.

What I'm reading is the appreciation of C.L.Moore who was one of the guests
of honor at Denvention II, the 1981 World Science Fiction Convention.
C.L.Moore was married to Kuttner; she collaborated with him extensively,
altho she was a fine writer in her own right as well.  The Denvention program
book describes the output of their collaboration as "beyond our means to
list everything", and limits itself to 1/2 page of very tiny print of Moore's
own works.

Some interesting quotes from Bob Bloch's appreciation:

	"That's when I discovered firsthand just how closely you two
	collaborated--to a point where he'd lave the typewriter and
	you'd take his place, picking up the story exactly where he'd
	left off, and without even exchanging a word about it.  Partner-
	ship?  It was a bloddy miracle."

	"Hank's death in 1958 was the end of an era; not just for you
	but for the science fiction field."

I did a four hour shift of "guest of honor escort" for Denvention.  This
onerous duty consisted of having breakfast with C.L.Moore, and escorting
her around the art show.  The only hard thing I had to do was drop her
off at an autograph session, and that only because I was having fun.
So excuse this small outrush of information, please.

Summary, for those whoforgot why they're reading this:

	1) Henry Kuttner is dead.  No more Gallagher stories.

	2) C.L.Moore, one of the early women SF writers, collaborated
	   with him often.  She's now a nice old lady.

Thanks for your patience.

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