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  1. My introduction to the depth and breadth of science fiction was through Pohl & Greenberg's
    anthology The Great Science Fiction Series (1980) which I read when I was a teenager. It gave
    samples from connected stories in the magazines (from the 1940s on), which might later
    become "stitched up" as a book, or not. It's where I first encountered worlds such as Brian
    Aldiss' Hothouse, or James Blish's Surface Tension. Or the memorable idea in Robert Shaw's
    Light of Other Days (still used as a brilliant example of how to write a story about one
    concept.) And became mystified by the long-running joke series "Through Time and Space
    With Ferdinand Feghoot " which received a final installment (#71) in October 2009.


    Martin (or his co-editors) didn't write any of these of course, but I have always been grateful
    for the job they did in introducing me to such a lot of enduring fiction.
  2. Rest in Peace, Marty Greenberg. My shelves are full of anthologies that bear your name. You
    almost single-handedly helped keep the short story form alive, and probably a few writers
    alive along the way, too. That's quite a legacy. You were always kind to me the few times we
    ran into each other and chatted, even though I was a nobody. I was lucky enough to have one
    story in an anthology your company finished, and it's still one of my proudest moments.
    Thank you for all the work you did, keeping names and genres and storytelling alive all those
    years. The impact of your career will be felt for generations. Travel well, sir.
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