The Postmodern Condition was influential.  However, Lyotard later admitted that he had a "less than limited" knowledge of the science he was to write about, and to compensate for this knowledge, he "made stories up" and referred to a number of books that he hadn't actually read. In retrospect, he called it "a parody " and "simply the worst of all my books".  Poet Frederick Turner writes that, like many post-structuralist works, The Postmodern Condition "has not worn well." However, he sees it more readable than other post-structuralist works, and credits Lyotard with covering "a good deal of ground in a lively and economical fashion."