Monday, July 27, 2020

Prominent SF fan recommends Illuminatus!



James Davis Nicoll is on the Hugo ballot this year for 'Best Fan Writer." We'll find out in a few days whether Mr. Nicoll has won (the all-online Worldcon, nominally based in New Zealand, begins this week) but in the meantime, he's posted "Five More Massive Works of SFF to Add to Your Must-Read Pile," at Tor.com and one of the works he recommends is Illuminatus! Excerpt:

The trilogy is, to quote an old review of mine, “if drugs, sex, the occult, polyester, Studio 54, post-Watergate America, and the Playboy letters page were to have a monstrous baby.”




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