(novel) Michaelmas (1977)
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I have seen Adolf Hitler
, Henry Wallace
, Franklin D. Roosevelt
and Douglas MacArthur
. . . I have shaken Harry Truman
's hand. I have seen the Graf Zeppelin . . . I have seen the swastika-chalked brick-halves that came through our windows at night, and I was playing in a sandbox in Manhattan the afternoon the Hindenburg cruised overhead on her way to a thunderstorm and her grave. I have been ...
During the 55th World Science Fiction Convention in 1997, held in San Antonio, Texas, Budrys and his wife Edna joined Tim Powers
, Serena Powers, and Fiona Kelleghan in visiting the Alamo. Himself a refugee (a Lithuanian born in Königsberg, Germany, who as an infant moved with his family to the USA), Budrys expressed himself to be emotionally moved by the visit.