Thursday, December 13, 2012

Author Spotlight: Harry Harrison - Robyn Lupo

"Harry Harrison wasn’t always an author. This is probably unsurprising for those who have read Harrison’s work; he was trained and worked as an illustrator, comic artist and an art director. This likely accounts for the lively visuals in his prose. He didn’t exactly start in fiction, either. As he told Paul Tomlinson for Octocon in 2009, “I’d moved into packaging comics, and I ended up writing a lot for them, and moved on to writing whatever editors wanted. Westerns and men’s adventures, which paid a lot, and true confessions—I had a lot of experience writing and selling before I wrote my first science fiction story. And I was illustrating science fiction magazines for a year or two before I submitted a story.”" 3.5 out of 5