Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PaperBack: “To Keep or Kill”

Part of a series honoring the late author and blogger Bill Crider.

To Keep or Kill, by Wilson Tucker (Lion Library, 1956). As the fantasy lit blog Black Gate observes: “Wilson Tucker is a fascinating author. Although he wrote several acclaimed SF novels, including the Hugo and Nebula nominee The Year of the Quiet Sun (1970), and was even inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2003, he’s remembered today chiefly for his tireless contributions to fandom. Well, that and his habit of putting his friends into his novels—so much so that the literary term for this practice now bears his name: tuckerization.”
Cover illustration by Robert Maguire.

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