Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Stan Schmidt interview

Stanley Schmidt, the long-time (almost 30 years now!) editor of Analog is interviewed by Ernest Lilley over at SF Revu -- and, to my delight, Stan says:

"I like the entire range of lengths in different ways, because they have different kinds of strength when well executed. One of my all-time favorite stories was Robert J. Sawyer's recent Neanderthal Parallax trilogy (Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids), which, despite being published as three novels, is really one grand story. But I'm also a great admirer of Fredric Brown's page-and-a-half short-shorts which, despite many beginners' mistaken impression, is one of the hardest things to write, but unforgettable when it works."

That's Stan and his wonderful wife Joyce, above, in a photo by Ernest Lilley.


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