Alephi is going to celebrate the December month as the month of Sci.Fi. writers. We ask one small question to the Sci.Fi. writers worldwide…
Mike Resnick is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. He is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, and other major awards in the United States, France, Spain, Japan, Croatia and Poland and has been short-listed for major awards in England, Italy and Australia. He is the author of 75 novels, over 275 stories, and 3 screenplays, and is the editor of 42 anthologies. His work has been translated into 27 languages. He is currently the editor of Stellar Guild books and Galaxy’s Edge magazine. He is the Guest of Honor at the 2012 Worldcon and can be found online as @ResnickMike on Twitter or atwww.mikeresnick.com.
Alephi: Which sci.fi. book do you like?
Mike Resnick : It can’t be narrowed down to just one book. One of my favorites is Northwest of Earth, which contains the complete Northwest Smith stories by C. L. Moore. She was decades ahead of her time in inflicting maturity and even a very exotic eroticism on readers who just wanted zap guns and spaceships…and she won them over, approaching and achieving Art in the process.
Another favorite by another favorite author is Robert Sheckley’s Dimension of Miracles, which I would rank as one of the half dozen best novels in the field’s history, as well as being one of the half dozen funniest. I had the privilege of collaborating with Bob Sheckley just before he died, and it was quite a learning experience.
A third favorite by the last of my three favorite authors (the other two are listed above) is Barry N. Malzberg’s shattering Herovit’s World, which is not so much a science fiction novel as it is a novel about science fiction and the totally devastating effect it has on some of its practitioners. It’s a theme Malzberg, another of my collaborators, tackled many times, but never with such shattering results.