From this month's ansible:
"STAMPED OUT. US Postal Service plans to issue special stamps honouring
Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein and Frank
Herbert -- originally intended for July 2013 release -- have been postponed
until 2014. (_Linn's Stamp News_, 29 April) [AIP] Maybe the USPS was tipped off
about the talking squid in outer space...."
I hope they do issue them. I will definitely be getting a set.
What do we all think of the selection? Personally I wouldn't put Frank
Herbert on a level with the others; I'd put Henry Kuttner or CM Kornbluth or
Cordwainer Smith up there instead. Or James Tiptree, now there was a tough
minded lady. But alas, most of those names are now unknown because nobody
mined their works for tentpole movies.
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