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The SEX Column and Other Misprints, by David Langford (Paperback)


The SEX Column and Other Misprints, by David Langford (Paperback)


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The SEX Column by David Langford collects all his columns and major features (excluding book reviews) for SFX magazine, from mid-1995 to early 2005 -- in particular, the monthly "Langford" column which has appeared in every issue since the first.


David Langford has written for every issue of SFX, the top-selling British magazine about science fiction, since its launch in 1995. His sparkling column -- imaginatively titled "Langford" -- is notoriously the first page readers turn to. Now at last, The SEX Column collects over 130 instalments and extra features in book form.


Langford turns a wry eye on the whole SF scene, applying his famous wit to our genre's triumphs, follies, outrages, kinks, chicanery, scandal, decades-overdue anthologies, and dogged yet heartwarming attempts at English sentences.Ursula Le Guin wrote: "I wish I could steal some of your more elegant autopsies of dead prose as awful examples, the way farmers tack up coyote skins on the barn wall...."


There are an awful lot of these.


Langford's 24 Hugos represent the largest arsenal of these coveted rocket trophies outside California, and the second largest in the world. Read The SEX Column and learn why ... or, failing that, discover the secret of the title.



Critics on Langford's nonfiction ...

"Langford is a consistently entertaining stylist who takes his material seriously, but not too seriously, and who after nearly three decades remains a valuable and eminently sane voice in the field."
- Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

"It made me howl and snicker and snort, so I suspect it will you, too."
- Tom Easton, Analog, on The Silence of the Langford

"Anybody interested in recent sf would do better reading The Complete Critical Assembly and Up Through An Empty House of Stars than any of the literary critical histories of the genre currently available."
- Adam Roberts, The Alien Online

"Langford has been for years science fiction's chief critical gadfly, reading vast numbers of books and writing about them with authority, almost unimaginable zest and a lively blend of sass and sympathy."
- Michael Dirda, Washington Post

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