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.