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Dream Makers the Uncommon People [Mass Market Paperback]

Charles Platt

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm) (October 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425046680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425046685
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,328,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Platt's "Dream Makers" -- a book worth finding Aug. 15 2003
By D. Brooklyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've owned my mass-market copy of this book for a bit over twenty years. It's one of very few books that I've kept such a long time. Platt interviewed twenty-nine science fiction authors, many of whom have since died, and does a great job of not only presenting the major points of lengthy interviews, but also offers context for the interviews, and sometimes reference to his own relationships with the authors. Particularly worthwhile are his interviews with Philip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard. It's out of print, but with some research you can likely track down a copy, and make it one to keep on your shelves.
5.0 out of 5 stars Diverse May 5 2014
By Kirk Alan Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
well written book.Provides insight into many great writers,Their work.personality world views..etc.Enlightening on many levels and for a variety of reasons.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best SF writer interviews ever April 22 2014
By Tracy Deaton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Charles Platt's "Dream Makers" presents interviews with 30 science fiction writers of the late '70s and early '80s, and most of the interviews are revealing, interesting and funny. The amazingly revealing interview with cult writer Philip K. Dick is worth the price of the book, but the sessions with Harlan Ellison, Theodore Sturgeon, Piers Anthony, Frank Herbert, Keith Laumer and Barry N. Malzberg are just as revealing. And Platt pulls no punches -- He shows a sample of Ellison's chaotic home life, and implies that Ellison's work is mostly sound and fury, signifying little. He nails Samuel R. Delany about being obsessed with what academics think of his work. None of these interviews overstays it's welcome, and all are detailed snapshots. SF fans wanting a peek behind the scenes should love it.

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