Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke By Sally Morem [Sung to the tune of “Talkin’ Baseball,” written by Terry Cashman and

sung by John Fogarty] Recall the Golden Age When Campbell was the rage When Uncle Hugo gave our love its name Pellucidar of Burroughs Fantasy unfurls T’was well understood That fiction would never Be the same Chorus: Talkin’ SF—Herbert, Wolfe and Farmer Talkin’ SF—Bova, Blish and Laumer Harrison and Moorcock were a lark We read them on the beach and in the park ‘Specially Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke While knowledge was a-growing These authors were a showing The impact of technology was strong Bradbury and Dickson Ellison and Norton The voice of the prophets Seemed to be So seldom wrong Chorus The vision kept expanding But fans went on demanding The clarity and craftsmanship of old So Silverberg and Le Guin

Zebrowski, Pohl and Niven Revealed a universe Too incredible To behold Chorus And now it is the Eighties And Pournelle is the greastest And Anderson can write for everyone We all cheer on Zelazny And ponder Chip Delaney And listen to Hitchhikers Now and then Just for fun Chorus SF, SF, SF, SF Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke SF, SF, SF, SF Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke

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