“A Skald’s Lament,” L. Sprague de Camp, 1955 – (poem/song) A writer’s work in the field is not appreciated despite his adherence to the fashions of the day.
Comments: Read in Laughing Space. Appears to mocking three early phases of sf: scientific romance, superscience, and early sociological/psychological sf just after WWII (?).
Author: Wikipedia: “Lyon Sprague de Camp (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy books, non-fiction and biography. In a writing career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and notable works of non-fiction, including biographies of other important fantasy authors….De Camp was a materialist who wrote works examining society, history, technology and myth. He published numerous short stories, novels, non-fiction works and poems during his long career.”