I can see how much work went into this post Will. Thank you (and to Franz!).
A truely great post ! Brilliant stuff Will!!
Brilliant stuff. If I had to pick a favourite image it'd probably be the Solaris cover.
What a fantastic post. Thank you very much! Being a big fan of the film Stalker, I finally read Roadside Picnic for the first time just a few months ago. I loved it instantly. I tore through it quickly and it haunted me long after I'd finished reading it.
Thanks to you both. A very interesting interview!
Thank you both! I've only barely dipped my toe into SF and this makes me want to jump in. Great info here on where to start. Much appreciated!
Wonderful! Now I have a whole bunch of authors to get into this year. Great interview.
Thank you for your comments. James, check out the other Peter Haars covers that gojira scanned. They are all that cool.
Excellent posting … it's great to see Leo Perutz getting a mention, he made the fantastic genre into something far more universal, a must read!
Oh, this is marvelous, quite! So much to take in, I might have to read through this two or three or four times...
Great to see this at last but then I think you know I'd say that. Rottensteiner's Fantasy Book was my principal guide for years to the byways of the literary world.Regarding publishers of the fantastic in the UK, there are a few more besides the venerable Dedalus. Tartarus started out reprinting Arthur Machen but have evolved into a quality publisher of rare ghost stories and landmark reprints of the work of Robert Aickman. David Tibet's Durtro company have produced reissues of some of his cult volumes. New imprint Side Real Press are reissuing Mrs Molesworth and titles by Hanns Heinz Ewers. Finally, my colleagues at Savoy Books have published a number of fantasy works in recent years, including novels by David Britton, a lavish reissue of David Lindsay's Voyage to Arcturus and also Maurice Richardson's eccentric comic tales, The Exploits of Engelbrecht. The latter title--one of Ballard's favourite books, incidentally--is currently being reprinted in a new edition for publication later in the year.
Fascinating interview - thanks to you both.
Roadside Picnic is superb. Great interview. Inclined to agree with the comments on Kevin J. Anderson and Banks. Thanks both!
Hello !Excellent interview, congratulations !I'm representing the Romanian Science Fiction&Fantasy Association, a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of SF&F in Romania.I'm kindly asking to allow us to translate into romanian your interview with Franz Rottensteiner and to agree to the posting on our site:www.srsff.roThank you very much.Kind regards,Cristian Tamascristiantamas@srsff.ro
Cristian, that would be fine. Thanks!
Hello, Will !Thank you very much for your kindness and support.As author of the interview, we'll mention "Will from the A Journey round my Skull" blog ?Kind regards,Cristian Tamaswww.srsff.ro
Yes, that is good Cristian.John, I forgot to thank you for the list of additional publishers. I knew of some but not all of them. I read a little about Exploits of Engelbrecht before, surely on your recommendation, and hope to buy the new edition.