Sunday, 11 AM
Is Zelazny Still Relevant?
Julia Rios (moderator), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, David G. Hartwell, and Willie Siros
Is Zelazny still RELEVANT? What kind of bullpuckey is that? Is Asimov relevant? Is Heinlein? Is George R R Martin, for that matter, a hot HBO TV series notwisthstanding?
What do you mean, is a writer still "relevant"? Particularly a spec-fic writer, and even more particularly one who doesn't write hard SF where science might get dated fast? WHat does "relevant" mean?
I'm sorry, I'm up in arms because Zelazny is one of my own personal literary gods - he has his own little niche in my temple of words and there is always a little candle on his altar. So yeah, he's relevant. To some people. To ME. What on earth is this panel about, who thought it up and thought it would be a good idea, and why are they picking on Roger Zelazny?