Will They Get This Right?

Masters of Science Fiction.

Source material: Robert Sheckley, Harlan Ellison, Walter Mosley, and Robert Heinlein.

Thespians: Sam Waterson, Judy Davis, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, and Brian Dennehy.

Sam Egan, who wrote many of the better episodes of the Outer Limits revival, is writing two of these. Stephen Hawking is providing introductions to each episode. This augurs well, but given the shaky quality of last year’s Masters of Horror, I still fear the worst.

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4 Comments

  1. Sorry, Gwenda. I’ve heard of Kessel, but haven’t read him. Will definitely check him out though. But on another note: Robert FUCKING Sheckley! Need I say more?

  2. Okay, you must read John Kessel IMMEDIATELY. If not sooner. I promise you he is the greatest ever. AND a great guy. Plus, second tallest man in science fiction!

  3. Kessel’s collection, THE PURE PRODUCT, is definitely worth checking out. (Out of print, but easily found used or at a library.) His sensibility is somewht pomo, but the meta- doesn’t overwhelm his fiction.

    His novels GOOD NEWS FROM OUTER SPACE and CORRUPTING DR. NICE are fun.

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