it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Algis Budrys, 1931 - 2008

A scholar and a curmudgeon.

Also, responsible for me having a career as a writer, which is a good trick for an editor who never published a word I wrote.

However, he did reject an early version of  "Gone to Flowers," the first and original Jenny Casey story, from tomorrowSF in the mid 1990s. And at the end of that rejection, he wrote, "A good story but it fell apart at the end. This made me sad."

And thus was the student enlightened.

I'd never realized, before, that the editor was rooting for me.

I got to thank him in person once, at a Readercon. He had no clue who on earth I was. And that's okay.
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