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Which Science Fiction Author is Your Favorite?

cate 2012/03/26 04:04:11
Isaac Asimov
Margaret Atwood
Ray Bradbury
L. Frank Baum
John Birmingham
Robert Heinlein
Aldous Huxley
H. G. Wells
Stephen King
Edgar Allen Poe
Ayn Rand
Jules Verne
Kurt Vonnegut
None of the above
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  • RosaG 2012/03/26 10:35:09 (edited)
    Kurt Vonnegut
    RosaG
    +4
    I actually like almost all of them, plus Douglas Adams, Philip K. Dick and Robert Sheckley, so tough choice!

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  • Brendan Mcdonald 2012/04/04 02:15:07
    None of the above
    Brendan Mcdonald
    The people who wrote this :)

    the bible
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/03/27 19:46:53
    L. Frank Baum
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    I was just scrolling down and S/H took my vote away from me.
    So I am putting in two votes.
    One for Robert Heinlein and one for Isaac Asimov.
  • 214scifi 2012/03/27 18:40:01
    None of the above
    214scifi
    +1
    No offense but WHERE is William F. Nolan, Richard Matheson or Charles Beaumont on this list?!
  • cate 214scifi 2012/03/27 21:27:46
    cate
    No offense taken. I ran out of room.
  • 214scifi cate 2012/03/28 18:39:15
    214scifi
    +1
    I meant to vote for Bradbury on here.
  • Brightsprite62 2012/03/27 17:12:13
    None of the above
    Brightsprite62
  • compufreek 2012/03/27 14:38:56
    None of the above
    compufreek
  • Copenhagenpimp 2012/03/27 12:58:36
    Robert Heinlein
    Copenhagenpimp
    +1
    It's a shame you added Ayn Rand here. She wan't much of a science fiction writer, at least not like Heinlein or Asimov. I like both equally though, they managed to paint a vivid picture. Rand; in the here and now, Heinlein: in the not so distant future. Both had a great political philosophy.
  • cate Copenha... 2012/03/27 14:05:46
    cate
    "Atlas Shrugged" was required reading in my college level Science Fiction class.
  • Copenha... cate 2012/03/28 14:47:55
    Copenhagenpimp
    OK
  • vampire_lord 2012/03/27 06:42:19
    None of the above
    vampire_lord
    +1
    douglas adams.
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/03/27 00:19:29
    None of the above
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +1
    John Ringo
    John Ringo author
  • Bob DiN 2012/03/26 23:49:25
    Jules Verne
    Bob DiN
    +2
    H.G. Wells and Jules Verne were the best.
  • Bucky 2012/03/26 21:37:38
    Stephen King
    Bucky
  • CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/26 21:19:13
    None of the above
    CMackley ~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Arthur C. Clarke
  • Murph 2012/03/26 20:36:00
    None of the above
    Murph
    +2
    Larry Niven.

  • Ron in ... Murph 2012/03/27 19:53:16
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Ring World
  • Murph Ron in ... 2012/03/27 20:18:58
    Murph
    Great series. Also, he wrote one of my all time favorite short stories, "Inconstant Moon".
  • sjalan 2012/03/26 20:25:25
    Robert Heinlein
    sjalan
    +1
    His greatest wealth of writings has yet to be published. He has 100's of short stories, manuscripts and novels yet to be edited in the archives of his library. Unfortunately has been dead since 1988.
  • Rich Ma... sjalan 2012/03/26 22:10:02
    Rich Matarese
    Well, not the "greatest wealth" of his work, by any means.

    Get into the Heinlein Society's Web site (http://www.heinleinsociety.o... and poke around a bit.

    William Patterson (see http://www.whpattersonjr.com/ ) is Heinlein's official biographer, and reported last year his progress with the manuscript of the second and last volume of his extensive examination of Heinlein's life and work. Unfortunately, he also reported his own health complications, and I have no ready appreciation of when that second volume can be expected to see print.

    Patterson's first volume thus far (released in 2010) has generated a buncha contumely in fandom in which I haven't much participated as yet. Damned interesting stuff in the years 1907-1948 of Heinlein's life, though.
  • sjalan Rich Ma... 2012/03/27 01:45:19
    sjalan
    +2
    In the 1959 and 1960 I met him at a beach park in Santa Cruz, CA I was just a kid, but I loved to read. I had seen his picture in a Scientific American and recognized him. I have several of his books autographed by him. My favoriate of his novels is Red Planet. Second favoriate is Star Beast and third is Orphans in the Sky. Of course Farnham's Freehold is right up there too. I have an entire collection of his books in hardback.
  • Gooky 2012/03/26 20:12:20
    Stephen King
    Gooky
    +3
    In the 70's & 80's...now he's losing it!
  • cate Gooky 2012/03/26 21:17:24
    cate
    +1
    I totally agree.
  • Gooky cate 2012/03/26 21:27:35
    Gooky
    +1
    My son gave me "The Black House" in the early 2000's...i still,to this day,cannot finish it.
  • JT 2012/03/26 20:06:32
    None of the above
    JT
    +1
    Douglas Adams
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/03/26 19:39:01
    Ray Bradbury
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +2
    I'm not really into Science fiction, but I have read many of Ray Bradbury's books and Stephen King.
  • Rich Matarese 2012/03/26 19:26:06
    Robert Heinlein
    Rich Matarese
    +2
    Heinlein first, last and always.

    --
    "The great trouble with religion — any religion — is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason — but one cannot have both."
    --
  • robbt1 2012/03/26 19:25:49
    Edgar Allen Poe
    robbt1
    +2
    My grandfather left me a collection of Poe's works after he passed. I've been in love with the man's writing since then.
  • TuringsChild 2012/03/26 19:04:50
    Robert Heinlein
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Heinlein may have a tendency to put a dress on a man and call him a girl in his stories, but he kicks A$$ when it comes to explaining our freedoms and how to keep them.
  • firelooker 2012/03/26 17:25:23
    H. G. Wells
    firelooker
    +2
    HG Wells and Jules Verne would be a tie both wrote excellent Scifi b4 many of the things they wrote about were even thought of.
  • Dagon 2012/03/26 15:50:39
  • jon 2012/03/26 15:02:02
    Robert Heinlein
    jon
    +3
    Hands down
  • MichaelDillon 2012/03/26 14:23:56
    Robert Heinlein
    MichaelDillon
    +2
    None better!
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/03/26 13:36:09
    Isaac Asimov
    cmdrbnd007
    +2
    I've got to go with Asimov. He wrote some really good stuff both in fiction and in nonfiction. foundation and empire
  • Rich Ma... cmdrbnd007 2012/03/26 19:27:28
    Rich Matarese
    +2
    He was also a helluva lot of fun IRL.
  • Insert ... Rich Ma... 2012/05/17 00:14:57
    Insert Vaguely Clever Name Here
    he also had the most epic sideburns i have ever seen
    isaac asimov
  • Bastion 2012/03/26 13:26:02
    None of the above
    Bastion
    +3
    Philip K. Dick

    ubik valis the penultimate truth philip k dick roog
  • Disko Pickle 2012/03/26 12:15:11
    None of the above
    Disko Pickle
    +3
    You left out the greatest of them all, Philip K. Dick
  • cate Disko P... 2012/03/26 12:51:37
    cate
    +1
    I know. I have only read "A Scanner Darkly." But I know him from his films. I loved "Minority Report."
  • Disko P... cate 2012/03/27 03:13:41
    Disko Pickle
    A Scanner Darkly and Valis are his two best books.

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