The non-fiction author L Sprague de Camp died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American writer of science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, and biography, he is particularly known for works such as The Incomplete Enchanter and Lest Darkness Fall. He published more than one hundred literary works over the course of his sixty-year career.
He and his two brothers grew up in New York City. He married Catherine Crook in 1939.
In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering – that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man’s good.