June 23, 2016
On tonight's podcast, we'll be looking at a letter written in 1964 from George R.R. Martin to Stan Lee.
George was 16 when he wrote this, and despite the generally gloomy tone his more recent works have taken, here you find a young man bursting at the seams. It's a letter than bleeds joy onto the page, written by someone whose looking at comics with the eye of a connoseiur. It's also sophisticated, you can tell that this was penned by a person who cares about stories and their structure.
It'd be another 12 years before he published his first full length work, a short story collection called A Song for Lya, but this is George already building worlds.
I hope you enjoy.
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