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Topic: Poul Anderson Calendar

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 01/03/2010

Dear Mr. Bear: I hope you are well and that you don't mind me talking about an off topic subject. My question is this: has there ever been or is there being planned, a calendar dedicated to your late father in law Poul Anderson? I mean a calendar with illustrations taken from book covers of various of Poul Anderson's books (Frank Frazetta's jacket painting for THE DANCER FROM ATLANTIS is particularly striking). And I'm sure other PA related artwork can be found suitable for a calendar.

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Poul Anderson Calendar

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/05/2010

It's an interesting idea. No plans in the present market, however. Very likely it would be difficult to get some rights, Frank Frazetta's in particular. I've always admired Michael Whelan's covers for Poul's uniform Ace paperbacks in the 1970s.

Re: Poul Anderson Calendar

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 01/07/2010

Dear Mr. Bear, thank you for replying. Yes, I see what you mean about the "present market." In these tough recessionary times, a Poul Anderson calendar might be hard to sell. Pity. And I also understand about the rights held by artists to paintings they did for PA books. All the same, I hope someone keeps this idea in mind for the future. Your faher in law deserves to be honored like that. The cover for the special Poul Anderson issue of THE MAGAZINE OF SF & FANTASY in 1971 would also be great for a memorial calendar. I was particularly glad to at long last read "Sargasso of Lost Spaceships" in NESFA Press' collection THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS. Been wanting to read it for so long!

Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Poul Anderson Calendar

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

Baen's omnibuses of Poul's novels are also lovely. The Falkayn covers are quite amusing... and I hope commercial!

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