Actually, "Sturgeon's Law", which he articulated in his
VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION magazine book-review column in the
latter '50s and presumably elsewhere (though I don't think he
ever called it a law, I may well be wrong), was the 90% or
nine-tenths of everything was mediocre or worse. He may have
used stronger language in person. TM
-----Original Message----- From: JIM DOHERTY [mailto:
The story goes that Sturgeon was at a sci-fi con, and some
kid got on the elevator with him, his arms filled with sci-fi
books he'd bought. He turned to Sturgeon and said, "i've been
looking at this stuff, and 98% of it is crap."
Sturgeon, probably just to avoid an argument, is said to have
replied, "Well, 98% of everything is crap."
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