Yes, thanks Paul, I hadn't read the whole thing at the time I posted..so wrong assumption on my part..
I think he was pretty much of a hack writer. I donated some money to Author Serivces one time and said I didn't want anything but they sent me a rack of leatherbound books anyway.
Gawd, what tripe!
His westerns were dogshit--not even researched out properly. Part of my chidhood was on a real ranch--85,000 acres. And I still have horses and rodeo.
The man knew nothing--not a thing of that way of life.
His science fiction I thought was bs too. BE or ME did not interest me even though as a good little Scilon I read them. Oh I got one thing--the peppermint to handle an upset stomach.
That's a good fix.
As far as I'm concerened, one can read some of the course room books like DMSMH...now there's some fiction with some "stay power"!
As far as all this worry about what he wrote and things being changed. I have a friend who was in compliations and wrote just about everything for him. He merely reviewed and approved after my friend read all the notes and research and tapes etc. on it and wrote it up. And get this: some references he was told to read were not written by him either.
Look, I think anyone who cooks up some captain's hat for himself
and gives himself the name "Commadore" is out of his ever loving fucking mind.
And I feel like a fool for ever going for one single thing in his cockeyed mind.