Sunday, May 15, 2005

Burroughs was a Kuttner fan

From Philosophical Conversations:

Phillipe Mikriammos: You read a lot of science fiction, and have expressed admiration for The Star Virus by Barrington Bayley and Three to Conquer by Eric Frank Russell. Any other science fiction books that you have particularly liked?

William Burroughs: Fury, by Henry Kuttner.


"And William Burroughs was himself influenced by American science fiction. He appears to be well-read in the field. He lifted a whole section of Henry Kuttner's FURY, and rewrote it, with the appropriate acknowledgment, in his own novel."