There is no snarking about books like Algis Budrys snarking about books

Algis Budrys was a terrific SF author, and a fantastic editor — but he was also a stupendously entertaining critic, whose book reviews ran in Galaxy Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. His motto was: "Criticism is not subject to the democratic process," and he managed to make a book review column… » 12/03/12 1:38pm 12/03/12 1:38pm

Is Algis Budrys What SF Should Have Been?

Algis Budrys is a writer's writer, admired more for his style in the genre than his visionary ideas. The Lithuanian-American novelist and critic is the subject of a glowing profile by Technology Review's Mark Williams in which he offers up Budrys' literary style as an exemplar of what the rest of the genre should have… » 10/22/08 4:59pm 10/22/08 4:59pm

R.I.P. Algis Budrys, Pioneering Cyber-Novelist And Magazine Editor

I only just found out that pioneering science fiction author and editor Algis Budrys died of cancer on Monday. Budrys is probably best known for his groundbreaking 1977 novel Michaelmas, about a hacker who installs "back doors" in huge government and corporate computers and thus becomes fabulously wealthy by the turn… » 6/11/08 1:08pm 6/11/08 1:08pm