Interviews With The Fantastic
InterGalactic Interview With Richard A. Lupoff
by Darrell Schweitzer
Richard Lupoff has had a distinguished and varied career since the early 1960s,
when he and his wife Pat co-edited the Hugo-winning fanzine Xero and he was an
editor for Canaveral Press, overseeing the republication of much of the work of
Edgar Rice Burroughs. His first book was a non-fiction study, Edgar Rice
Burroughs, Master of Adventure (1965; revised 1975). His first fiction was the
1967 novel One Million Centuries (revised, 1981), after which he ranged from the
satirical The Sacred Locomotive Flies (1971) to the experimental Space War Blues
(1978) to a fantasy based on Japanese mythology, Sword of the Demon (1977).
Other SF, fantasy, or related novels by Lupoff include The Triune Man, The Crack
in the Sky, Circumpolar! and Countersolar! (both of which anticipate Steampunk
by decades, Sun's End, Galaxy's End, Into the Aether, Lovecraft's Book
(unabridged reissue as Marblehead), The Forever City, and The Comic Book
Killer. He has also had a distinguished career in mystery fiction.