Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kilgore Trout

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across a copy of Venus on the Half Shell by Kilgore Trout. Trout is, of course, the fictional SF writer who appears in the stories of Kurt Vonnegut. Venus on a Half-Shell was, in reality, written by Philip Jose Farmer, with the (mixed) blessings of Vonnegut.

Farmer is one of the most under-recognized writers of the genre. I haven't read much of the book yet, but it reads much like Vonnegut at his best. This should be a fun excursion from all the serious fiction I've read lately.

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