Episode 014: John Tibbetts' interview with L. Sprague De Camp
Episode 014 of the AboutSF podcast is a recording of an interview John C. Tibbetts conducted with Science Fiction and Fantasy writer L. Sprague De Camp. If you have not been following the podcasts, John Tibbetts, associate professor in the department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, provided donations of audio interviews with luminaries in the fields of Science Fiction and Fantasy, including Ray Bradbury, Frederick Pohl and Stephen King, among others, to the J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction in Lawrence, KS. The interviews, gathered during the course of a lifetime of reading, collecting, and writing about Science Fiction, include conversations with Poul Anderson, Jack Williamson, T.E.D. Klein, children’s book author Chris Van Allsburg, and many more.
This interview with De Camp covers being a Grand Master of Science Fiction, how he got started writing science fiction, and the themes present in his writing. De Camp is well known for his books The Incomplete Enchanter and his work continuing Robert Howard's "Conan" character. De Camp, like Isaac Asimov, also wrote a large amount of nonfiction, including the Science Fiction Handbook.
De Camp also comments on predictions in his works, collaborative work with other writers, and his overall body of work.
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