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Something in the Water Part III

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to lavish praise on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and particularly its excellent On This Day feature. If you’re looking for an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries in the SF world – and, let’s face it, who isn’t? – there’s simply no substitute. The SF Gateway is a regular visitor, and we almost always come away with at least one interesting nugget of information. And every now and then, we find a day that seems to have been sprinkled with a little bit of stardust.

The 20th September Looks to us to have been one of those days. How about this for a roll call of births:

1951: AA Attanasio
1950: James P. Blaylock [SF Gateway author page]
1948: George R.R. Martin [SF Gateway author page]
1935: Keith Roberts [SF Gateway author page]

Or sometimes even two days, because look at yesterday . . .

1933: Jack Cohen
1911: William Golding
1922: Damon Knight  [SF Gateway author page]
1947: Tanith Lee [SF Gateway author page]

Are there any conclusions we can draw from this? No. Not really. Let’s just say that some days are just really, really good for literature.