Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sam Moskowitz interviewed about Will F. Jenkins/"Murray Leinster"'s prophetic "A Logic Named Joe"

The speculations Jenkins/Leinster introduced in that story were unusually sound...particularly in broad outline...


A copyright-legit posting of "A Logic Named Joe" by "Murray Leinster" (one of the few instances in the pulp era in the US where a writer with the rather UKish name Will Jenkins opted for a more Mitteleuropean pen name such as Leinster, which he used mostly on sf) at Baen Books.

Barry Malzberg's short critical essay noting the significance of Jenkins in sf.

4 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Leinster was a favorite of mine when I was young, and I still find him eminently readable. Hard to believe he's almost forgotten now.

Todd Mason said...

Particularly when you consider how widely Jenkins wrote, in so many fields (mostly fiction, but extraordinarily diversely, even for someone whose career began in the first half of the last century). These days, I think he is mostly remembered as Leinster.

George said...

Like Bill Crider, I'm a big fan of Murray Leinster's work. He was a fixture in many ACE Doubles. His MED stories seemed to have been his most enduring work.

Todd Mason said...

Maybe...though I think "First Contact" and "A Logic Named Joe" might outlast them...and certainly "Sidewise in Time" is memorialized by the Sidewise Award.