Monday, October 24, 2011
Damon Knight in 1956: Asimov's "The Martian Way" is "surely one of the best science fiction novellas ever published"
I recently stumbled across a copy of In Search of Wonder (1956), a neat book of essays on modern Science Fiction in which Damon Knight, who later founded SFWA, “dissected with the sharpest of [literary] scalpels” the giants of the early 1950s: Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, Kuttner & Moore, Sturgeon, van Vogt, and more! Here's what Knight had to say about Asimov's novella "The Martian Way" (1952):
"The Martian Way" was originally published in the November 1952 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. It was reprinted in Asimov's 1955 collection The Martian Way and Other Stories (pictured above, with cover art by Richard Shelton).