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Offline Cool AN

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The Greatest science fiction writes!
« on: August 19, 2007, 01:11:20 pm »
As a big fan of science fiction, I felt it appropriative to try and start a discussion about the biggest science fiction writers there have been, especially since there seem to quite a few fans of the genre here.

I don't have anything specific in mind for this thread, just the general discussion of the writers life and their books, what peoples favourite books are and the like.

Edit: Changed the topic.

Edit times 2: Changed the topic from Biggest to Greatest.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2007, 02:47:04 pm by Cool AN »



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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 01:41:38 pm »
Ahem.

H.G. Wells, thank you very much.

Him and Asimov are my favorite.

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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 01:44:58 pm »
I thought it was Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. ABC...

But whatever. I really like Asimov and Clarke, but bradbury..not so much.

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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 01:49:29 pm »
It should be Asimov, Wells, and Turtledove.
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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007, 01:50:29 pm »
Turtledove is one of my favorite authors by far, but I wouldn't call him one of the "big three" of science fiction.

He's the "big one" of Alternate History.

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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2007, 01:51:57 pm »
The reasons they are called "The Big Three" are because they were at their peak at somewhat the same time and brought science fiction into the mainstream.

Maybe I should just change the title to "science fictions writers"?

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Re: The Big Three Science Fiction Writers
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2007, 01:54:58 pm »
Perhaps.  :)

EDIT: http://listverse.com/literature/top-15-great-science-fiction-books/

Top 15 Science Fiction Novels. Just StumpleUpon'ed it.
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Re: The Biggest science fiction writes!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 09:13:00 pm »
Just finished reading Second Foundation. It was awesome. Seriously.
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Re: The Biggest science fiction writes!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 07:57:50 pm »
I read invasive procedures. OS Card. Good book, not his best work though. Still good.
So now I'm giving SF a break. I'm reading catch 22.

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Re: The Biggest science fiction writes!
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2007, 12:57:13 am »
Phillip K Dick is a big one for the sheer imagination and production his tumbling mind produced. He's fairly special, but he's one of the big one's in not-so-hard SF.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 01:04:54 am »
Anything by Dan Abnett. He's written lots of warhammer 40k books, which despite sounding really cheesy, are quite good.

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 05:41:56 am »
A swords and sorcery book I really enjoyed back in the 1990's, but is virtually unknown is: "Wizardry: The League of the Crimson Crescent" by James E Reagen.
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Yea, I know, it sounds cheesy as hell, but if you like the whole high sorcery and swords genre, this book is a definate must read.



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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007, 08:11:50 am »
Anything by Dan Abnett. He's written lots of warhammer 40k books, which despite sounding really cheesy, are quite good.

Total agreement.

(kinda sad that I didn't see this post before now despite the fact that it is my own thread.)

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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2007, 12:30:43 pm »
Bradbury, Welles, and Dick.
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Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007, 07:05:24 pm »
Heinlein is pretty good. I read starship troopers, which I liked, but there was a very limited amount of actual combat, which disappointed me.