East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

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Today is father’s day, and I am no father, but I got myself a gift. One of the periodic Amazon gift cards landed in my mailbox yesterday, and I invested the contents in something for my edification and entertainment.

And in a record 24 hours, the mailman delivered a big box containing a hardbound copy of Alec Nevala-Lee’s Astounding, a book whose tagline is “John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction.”

A book about the history of the pulps – and a very specific pulp in particular, and the literary consequences thereof.
You can see why this interests me.
It’s like my birthday before time.

Now the real problem will be finding the time to read it.
But who needs to sleep anyway?