Who Killed Science Fiction?

Compleat & Unexpurgated

by Earl Kemp

In 1960, Earl set forth these questions:

1)  Do you feel that magazine science fiction is dead?

2)  Do you feel that any single person, action, incident, etc., is responsible for the present situation? If not, what is responsible?

3)  What can we do to correct it?

4)  Should we look to the original paperback as a point of salvation?

5)  What additional remarks, pertinent to the study, would you like to contribute?

Who answered? A panorama of authors and fans from across the history of the field including Ray Bradbury, Howard DeVore, Poul Anderson, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Andre Norton, Kurt Vonnegut, John W. Campbell, Horace Gold, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.

Originally published in SaFari Annual #1 (which then won the Hugo in 1961), Who Killed Science Fiction is considered a classic. It was updated once in 1980, but never went to print. Further material was added over twenty years later, and this is the only official print edition of the “compleat & unexpurgated” version. Who Killed Science Fiction? continues to be one of the most significant works in the field of science fiction


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