Ever read anything by H.P. Lovecraft? Well, now I have. He’s an old science fiction writer from the 1920s and 1930s. “The Shadow Out of Time” was his last major work, according to the cover. This story is only about fifty pages. His writing style is dense and wordy and hard to get through but the story was pretty gripping overall.
I’ve been curious about old science fiction writers. Not too long ago I saw the movie “The Man From Earth” a low budget flick with a made-for-TV feel, written by Jerome Bixby. It reminded me that good science fiction should speculate on scientific what-ifs, and not just be an action-adventure story on a spaceship.
I also picked up “I, Robot” which I’ll read next.