Sunday, 13 March 2016
Single Or Multiple Authorship
The few Superman stories written by Alan Moore are part of the vast Superman canon but are also part of Moore's complete works and have been collected as such. Needless to say, they are way ahead of most other superhero fiction.
There is an intermediate position. Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium future history is additionally written or co-written by:
the contributors to the War World series, including Anderson.
This probably makes for unevenness in the quality of writing. There is unevenness in Anderson's Technic History because it was written over such a long period but multiple authorship almost certainly increases unevenness. However, I have yet to read the War World volumes. SM Stirling managed to pull together a consistently high quality for the Drakas! anthology.