By Larry McCaffery
Sleek technology fiction writers inhabit a land some distance faraway from the very easily standard nation-states of E.T. and big name Wars. Lurking the following within the suburbs of literature are one of the most clever, fiercely inventive, and outrageous writing abilities at paintings this day. around the Wounded Galaxies probes the minds and psyches of 10 writers whose works have had an important effect at the evolution of the style during the last quarter-century. As Larry McCaffery places it, "While SF authors were sifting via commonplace SF components and researching new complexities and syntheses, they've got additionally been boldly exploring literary terrain the place no authors have long past before."
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Like J. G. 32 Across the Wounded Galaxies Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and Thomas Pynchon-three other authors who have had an analogousimpact on SF in the '80s and who were also operating at the intersection of SE the avant-garde,and "serious" fiction-Burroughs is a savage,wickedly humorous satirist. Even in the early works that are grounded most clearly in the imagery and clich6s of SF pulp fiction (including not only Naked Lunch but also his trilogy, The Soft Machine 1196ll, The Ticket That Exploded [19621, and Nova Express [96a]), Burroughs displays a literary imagination that had fully assimilated the implications of an array of avant-garde artists, ranging from Rimbaud to T S.
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I grew up in a small town in southern Alabama, around Fairhope,where my parents now live. I lived the true Huck Finn existence,spending a lot of time down on the river on my grandmother's farm, taking the skiffupriver to islands,exploring them. I had everything but Indian Joe, and Jim was present in the form of lots of blacks. Even my brother is named Jim! ) As I was growing up I felt I was living in this almost mythical wildernessenvironment that was full of strangeness-and full of stories, too, presentedin those rich, quirky Southern lingoes.
Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers by Larry McCaffery