Werthead Posted January 27, 2012 Share Posted January 27, 2012 This article says yes.(note: article seems to have been written as an excuse to bash GRRM, which will likely be inflammatory, but the writer's suggestion that authors have a 'best by' date after which they go into an irreversible decline is still a valid topic)Interesting suggestion, and backed up by some apparently telling figures, though there's also some cherry-picking going on. To make the argument work, the author argues that Arthur C. Clarke peaked with the Odyssey series, which I don't think is true. That's his most famous series because of the movies, not his most critically-acclaimed work (which is Childhood's End - which does fall into the middle of the argument period - or Rendezvous with Rama or The Fountains of Paradise - which fall much later). He also missed out on Jack Vance, Gene Wolfe and Terry Pratchett, amongst quite a few others. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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