- US ORIGINAL-ANTHOLOGY series from Paperback Library, ed Samuel R. DELANY and the poet Marilyn Hacker (1942-) - they were married 1961-80 - subtitled "A Quarterly of Speculative Fiction". It was the most overtly experimental and NEW-WAVE of the ANTHOLOGY series of the early 1970s, and provoked some hostility in the sf world. It attempted an ambitious, graphically sophisticated package; but some illustration was substandard and the design was irritating rather than innovative, with such counterproductive features as the appearance of authors' names only at the end of each story and, for \#2 (because of a production oversight), the omission of a contents page. Although Q featured good work by Thomas M. DISCH, R.A. L AFFERTY, Ursula K. LE GUIN, Joanna RUSS and others, itlasted only 4 issues: Quark 1 (anth 1970), \#2 (anth 1971), \#3 (anth 1971) and \#4 (anth 1971).MJE/PN
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