Episode 015: John Tibbetts' Interview with Poul Anderson, Part 1
Episode 015 of the AboutSF podcast is a recording of an interview John C. Tibbetts conducted with Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Poul Anderson in 1993, in Minneapolis, MN. 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 Frederick Pohl, Jack Williamson, T.E.D. Klein, L. Sprague De Camp, and many more.
Poul Anderson was a Grand Master of Science Fiction, has won seven Hugo Awards, and won The John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2001. He has been writing professionally since 1947. He is known for his epic Technic History stories and his Time Patrol series.
During his wide-ranging interview, he discusses his creative process, history of writing, the role his wife plays in editing his books, and the value of humor in stories. This is Part One of a two-part interview.
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