Kipling as a Science Fiction writer

Poul Anderson, a leading American science fiction writer, wrote of Kipling:
“He is for everyone who responds to vividness, word magic, sheer storytelling. Most readers go on to discover the subtleties and profundities.”  There are at least a dozen tales, from “The Finest Story in the World” (1891) to “Unprofessional” (1930) which reflect his fascination with the mysteries of science.

Anderson’s  colleague Gordon R. Dickson calls Kipling  “a master of our art.”

This is the title of an article  by Fred Lerner, who we have recently added to our Profiles in  Kipling Studies. [J.R.]