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Patrouch, Joseph F, Jr

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author, Critic.

(1935-    ) US author and critic who has written some short sf but first began to publish work of genre interest with two booklets on the sf of Isaac Asimov: Isaac Asimov's I, Robot: A Study Guide (1972 chap) and The Short Fiction of Isaac Asimov: A Study Guide (1972 chap). These were presumably spinoffs from his more substantial work The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1974), completed in graduate school at the University of Dayton. This study is extremely detailed in its examination of Asimov's narrative strategies, of which it often disapproves; Patrouch's nuts-and-bolts approach to literary craftsmanship does little to explain where Asimov's strengths really lay. [DRL/PN]

Joseph Francis Patrouch Jr

born Allentown, Pennsylvania: 23 May 1935

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