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characters Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John W. Campbell Jr. John W. Campbell Jr. ☆ 9 read review Collected Editorials from Analog Ht provoking and memorable of the lot while at the same time sampling the different types of topics that drew Campbell's attenti. It s sometimes fun to read an obscure book by a well known writer and in this case writereditor There are many excellent uotes throughout The 1965 editorial on Vietnam was spot on His projections of the outcome of a war on poverty written in the mid 60 s also spot on His editorials on PSI research and Hieronymus Machines not so much A uick and fun readreview Collected Editorials from Analog
characters Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John W. Campbell Jr. John W. Campbell Jr. ☆ 9 read review Collected Editorials from Analog On and Analog written by the magazines' editor John W Campbell over a 28 year period The selection is meant to be the most thoug. This collection was response to demand from the readers of ANALOG Campbell s hundred thousand spies Agree or detest them his editorial productions are never ever dull Everyone will have his own favorites perhaps Constitution for Utopia Just one excerpt In the past seventy five years we have learned techniues for producing what we want synthetically it seems to me that the next step is to produce the living organism that produces what we want Campbell in 1951 He doesn t seem to think it is dangerous or gasp unnatural
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characters Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ John W. Campbell Jr. John W. Campbell Jr. ☆ 9 read review Collected Editorials from Analog In 1966 science fiction writer and editor Harry Harrison chose a small selection of the editorials from Astounding Science Ficti. A series of articles by John Campbell editor of Analog magazine from 1937 until his death in 1971 Each is an editorial from an edition of the Analog science fiction and science magazine and this collection was pulled together by the late great Harry Harrison in 1966 While many of the editorials from the magazine would have been about the content of that month s magazine the purpose of this collection is to gather together the strident opinion pieces insteadEach piece strikes at somebody s cherished talisman Whether he s arguing that the US FDA should have approved the use of Thalidomide in spite of the destruction the drug went on to cause that segregation by ability in education is a good thing even though it will cause segregation by race as a by product that some poor people are just lazy because after all some successful people used to be poor until they worked hard to escape it that black Americans and Chinese Americans have resulted in very different success levels in immigrant populations and so on Not all his articles are political many are about science fiction the genre or about science as fact the two key subjects of the magazine Analog itself But by and large these editorials are of a political bent with a right of centre and pro science ideology Many of the articles are deliberately antagonistic in style often narrowing or widening the definition of certain loaded words While most of the editorials are from the early 1960s many are from the 1950s and two date back to the 1940s Their age dates many of the ideas heavily and makes many of the editorials especially the ones that touch on race awkward if not downright painful reading I would assume they were still fairly incendiary even when they were written Campbell doesn t seem to ask that you agree with him or even that you shut up and listen but he does ask that you think about the beliefs you already hold and allow them to be challenged