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[tears] The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
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James Nicoll
2021-08-29 13:21:17 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson

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Quadibloc
2021-08-31 12:54:52 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/prospectors-blues
Even back then, the book's portrayal of the Jewish people would have
made many people - including science-fiction readers not particularly
fond of political correctness - uncomfortable.

That's a more serious problem than missing William Proxmire.

John Savard
Dorothy J Heydt
2021-08-31 13:07:23 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/prospectors-blues
Even back then, the book's portrayal of the Jewish people would have
made many people - including science-fiction readers not particularly
fond of political correctness - uncomfortable.
That's a more serious problem than missing William Proxmire.
Clarification, please: do you mean "missing Proxmire" to mean
not noticing him, or wishing he were still around?
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pete...@gmail.com
2021-08-31 14:40:04 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/prospectors-blues
Even back then, the book's portrayal of the Jewish people would have
made many people - including science-fiction readers not particularly
fond of political correctness - uncomfortable.
That's a more serious problem than missing William Proxmire.
Clarification, please: do you mean "missing Proxmire" to mean
not noticing him, or wishing he were still around?
James observes that Edmondson slags the Moon Treaty and
environmentalists, but misses Proxmire, the other bete noire
of many SF fans of the time.

pt
Quadibloc
2021-09-02 02:41:02 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/prospectors-blues
Even back then, the book's portrayal of the Jewish people would have
made many people - including science-fiction readers not particularly
fond of political correctness - uncomfortable.
That's a more serious problem than missing William Proxmire.
Clarification, please: do you mean "missing Proxmire" to mean
not noticing him, or wishing he were still around?
Earlier in the thread, it was noted that the book failed a "trifecta"
by not also condemning William Proxmire in addition to attacking two
other groups many science-fiction fans love to hate.

John Savard

pete...@gmail.com
2021-08-31 14:38:05 UTC
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The Man Who Corrupted Earth by G C Edmondson
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/prospectors-blues
I'm curious how long the flight in the story was that the
protags were experiencing potentially lethal effects from
zero-g.

By 1980, when it was published, two cosmonauts had
already spent 175 days on Mir.

pt
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