Monday, June 11, 2012

Yet More Starshipping

Bit of a space plague, apologies to George O. Smith. I think I had it this past weekend.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I read the Smith story years ago under the name "Highways in Hiding". It's on Gutenberg, of course. Space Plague is actually an abridged version, according to Wikipedia.

Roberta X said...

I thought it was the other way around. In childhood, I lived for awhile in Marion, IN, site of the VA hospital in the book, so that was a big, big deal. G. O. Smith was an engineer (EE) for auto companies and did defense work in WW II, through much of the Rust Belt, so he'd likely been through town.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Ace or somebody put out an omnibus of Smith's short fiction some years back, Worlds of George O., in which the author included a number of short memoirs about his career and experiences as a science fiction writer. He's pretty hard on John W. Campbell and L. Ron Hubbard as I recall. You may or may not know that Campbell's wife left him for Smith...more or less over Campbell's obsession with Hubbard's proto-dianetics, but there were other reasons, I guess.