Prehistoric Irish Cynic
- Sep 28, 2007
Sorry for bouncing around here, but has Fritz Leiber been mentioned? I'm thinking mainly about the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories.
The short Azazel stories are quite funny.I've never heard of John Sladek but I'll have to check him out. Either he's never been in any anthology I've read, or I haven't remembered his contributions.
Which Asimov stories are you thinking of that are humorous? The only humorous Asimov story I can think of is "Spell My Name With An S", which was OK but not exceptional. However the commentary in the anthologies he edits has a humorous tone.
I said in a recent review that Ron Goulart passes the comedy test -- namely, his stories make me laugh.Probably not fair to bring up anyone you've only read minimally (I may or may not have read a story of his) but I don't think I've seen Ron Goulart's name mentioned yet. I do remember Richard E. Geis saying in Science Fiction Review that RG was a master of the first sentence. After performing the obvious test I do believe there is some justification to that remark.