Re: [delany-list] Digest Number 1115
- On 04 19, 2012, at 08:21:01, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> And then, in a recent episode, we learn that a character has beenUnder nom de plumes, of course, one of which was Ben Hargrove. Not ringing any bells, not that it should. The one rag mentioned was Galaxy, which was a big 'un, for sure. From the general description of the stories he was writing, possibly a Cordwainer Smith type.
> writing SF stories in his spare time and getting them published in the
> SF magazines of the day...
I don't know if anyone here ever mentioned the most excellent episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 'Far Beyond the Stars', which was specifically about a black science fiction writer trying to get a black protagonist in print in this period. Perhaps non-coincidental, the name was Benny Russell.
Chip was asked about this episode, but said at the time he had not seen it- http://www.sfsite.com/06b/srd106.htm . This was over a decade ago, so I hope he has since then.