Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy No Itzkoff Day!

Today is the one-year anniversary of Dave Itzkoff's last "Across the Universe" SF column for The New York Times Book Review, and thus marks one full year of No Itzkoff. I'm declaring it to be a national holiday.

Sure, some could say that perhaps the global financial crisis, and subsequent nosedive in print advertising, had something to do with it, but I prefer to believe that Sam Tanenhaus came to his senses and has barred Itzkoff forevermore from reviewing SF for the gray lady. That's a great first step, Sam, but now you have to move on: hire someone who actually understands the field to review it for you. I can recommend a few names if you'd like...


Tom said...

LOL! When he first started writing SF reviews, I was so looking forward to it. Oh well.
Thanks for commemorating the dear departed.

Adrienne Martini said...


Maybe one day we'll know if it was a conscious choice or just the result of ad sales.

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