Ludwigsen’s story about a genre writer follows hot on the heels of the previous story in the issue – David Gerrold’s story featuring an SF writer in an alternate history which followed hot on the heels (in terms of my reading) of Gerrold’s story from F&SF featuring a semi-autobiographical story about an SF writer.
Ludwigsen has his writer looking back on the halcyon days of his time writing for a ‘Twilight Zone’ TV series in the sixties, and there’s some neat stuff about the writing process and the writers he wrote with, including one who may well have lured him into his very own twilight zone/alternate world. Stories within stories within issues within different magazines….
It’s all very confusing, and I’m worried about conflating the stories! Oh how I worry about conflation…
More from this issue here.