By Gordon R. Dickson
The Nebula Awards are given each year via the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of the USA) and characterize what the pros imagine used to be the easiest SF released that yr. Your milage may perhaps range, yet every little thing right here had critical charm for a wide staff of individuals.
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I had first met Stan at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington when I was en route as a Peace Corps evaluator in Uganda. Stan had moved on to become the Los Angeles TimesWashington Post syndicate correspondent in South Africa. Writing me recently from his post as bureau chief in Toronto, he recalled a story about Otto that stood out from his 1960s years in Johannesburg. Otto had organized a luncheon on the topic of a South African Peace Corps in black Africa. Stan was a natural person to have his brain picked.
We arrived on a hot day, and I went straight to the showers. Here I was greeted by a naked and bearded . " I said, "Yes" (there were a quarter of a million people there). " The great day was full of speeches, and the theme of every meeting was Afrikanerdom, its glories, its struggles, its grief, its achievements. The speaker had only to shout vryheid (which is freedom) to set the vast crowd roaring, just as today a black speaker who shouts Amandla (power), can set a black crowd roaring. A descendant of the British 1820Settlers who gaveJacobus Uys aBible when he set out on the Great Trek was shouted down because he gave his greetings in English as his forebear had done.
Often friendships take the form of mentoring. "Mentor" comes, of course, from the ancient Greek; Mentor, a loyal adviser of Odysseus, was entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. Homer did not contemplate that occasionally a mentor may be involved with someone well along in a successful career but wanting to shift gears. This was true of Otto Krause when I met him. Piet Meiring introduced us at a party in Cape Town. Otto, eight years my junior, was then and is still a man who loves marinating himself in life's juices.
Nebula Winners: 12 by Gordon R. Dickson