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Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?
paulkienitz.net ^ | Paul Kienitz

Posted on 01/28/2007 3:21:58 PM PST by EveningStar

The guy who wrote it is a pinko, but you might like to take the test anyway. :)

(Excerpt) Read more at paulkienitz.net ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: sciencefiction; scifi; sf
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1 posted on 01/28/2007 3:22:00 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: KevinDavis; Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; veronica; Xenalyte; ...

ping!


2 posted on 01/28/2007 3:22:46 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?

Oh, real big surprise there. ;)

3 posted on 01/28/2007 3:24:36 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: EveningStar

Robert A. Heinlein


4 posted on 01/28/2007 3:25:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: EveningStar

Arthur C. Clarke
Well known for nonfiction science writing and for early promotion of the effort toward space travel, his fiction was often grand and visionary.


5 posted on 01/28/2007 3:26:03 PM PST by TaraP
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To: EveningStar

I'm myself--I just received a magazine with the latest story I sold! :) (No, you haven't heard of me...yet.)


6 posted on 01/28/2007 3:26:14 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, Bostonian, Bush supporter, atheist, pro-lifer)
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To: EveningStar
Well...

I am:
Philip José Farmer
This prolific author brings surprising depths to he-man adventure tales, and broke science fiction's prudery barrier.

7 posted on 01/28/2007 3:26:37 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Fell deeds awake! Now for wrath! Now for ruin! And the red dawn!)
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To: Darkwolf377
I just received a magazine with the latest story I sold!

Congratulations!

8 posted on 01/28/2007 3:27:41 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Fell deeds awake! Now for wrath! Now for ruin! And the red dawn!)
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To: EveningStar
What a joke!

They do not understand the difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy.
9 posted on 01/28/2007 3:28:51 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Thank you! It's a fantasy story, my first sold to a children's magazine. I've sold to more adult mags, but this is the first to a kid's mag; I like to imagine it possibly turning some kid on to reading, the way Andre Norton, Edgar Rice Burroughs and others turned me on.


10 posted on 01/28/2007 3:30:22 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, Bostonian, Bush supporter, atheist, pro-lifer)
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To: EveningStar

Another Heinlein... whoodathunkit.


11 posted on 01/28/2007 3:31:04 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: wingnutx; Brett66; RightWhale; EsmeraldaA; Paul_Denton; ShakeNJake; N3WBI3; Nachum; discostu; ...


I am:
E.E. "Doc" Smith
The inventor of space opera. His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.


Which science fiction writer are you?


12 posted on 01/28/2007 3:32:01 PM PST by KevinDavis (“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual ways of preserving peace” – George Washington)
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To: EveningStar

ES I am some dude named David Brin who is hell is that ROFL


13 posted on 01/28/2007 3:32:37 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: EveningStar

Doc Smith.

I expected RAH.


14 posted on 01/28/2007 3:34:03 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: EveningStar
I am:
E.E. "Doc" Smith
The inventor of space opera. His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.


Which science fiction writer are you?


15 posted on 01/28/2007 3:34:09 PM PST by narses (St Thomas says "lex injusta non obligat.")
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To: SevenofNine

Brin is a remarkably uneven writer. Some of his stuff is great and some is atrocious.

A lot like Orson Scott Card in that respect.


16 posted on 01/28/2007 3:35:22 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
I expected RAH.

Smith was a huge influence on Heinlein - in fact, he essentially invented most of the space opera cliches. They were original when he wrote them. ;)

17 posted on 01/28/2007 3:36:03 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: SevenofNine

He wrote "The Postman" on which the Kevin Costner film is based.


18 posted on 01/28/2007 3:37:27 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I retook the test to see if I could come up RAH. Hit it first time.

I've heard of Smith but don't think I've ever read anything he wrote. I don't go THAT far back. :)


19 posted on 01/28/2007 3:38:17 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: EveningStar

I'm Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs).

I've never heard of him. The only science fiction I read is Heinlein (Stranger In A Strange Land is one of my favorite books) and Ben Bova.


20 posted on 01/28/2007 3:39:00 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: KevinDavis

Micky Spillane here.....youse guys have a problem with dat...


21 posted on 01/28/2007 3:39:02 PM PST by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Rah! Rah! Robert A. Heinlein...

It was an essay Spider Robinson wrote applauding Heinlein. Robinson suggested Heinlein was a conservative, as I recall (Robinson is not -- a libertarian at best).


22 posted on 01/28/2007 3:41:33 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: EveningStar

On his website he also has a "Are You a Republican" quiz.

I'm at 71%.

Probably would have been higher, but you can only check one option in each category.


23 posted on 01/28/2007 3:44:50 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Kurt Vonnegut
For years, this unique creator of absurd and haunting tales denied that he had anything to do with science fiction.


Which science fiction writer are you?


24 posted on 01/28/2007 3:45:03 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: scrabblehack

I don't think RAH can be called a conservative other than in a fiscal sense.

Anybody so obviously fascinated by gender-switching, homosexuality, incest and other interesting sexual variations doesn't fit my definition.


25 posted on 01/28/2007 3:47:23 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: RightWhale

Somewhat, but also have scared a few readers.


26 posted on 01/28/2007 3:48:07 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: scrabblehack
Robinson suggested Heinlein was a conservative, as I recall...

RAH was really a pro-military libertarian - his books give social conservatives and welfare-state liberals hives, but they have inspired two entire generations of SF writers all across the political spectrum - myself included. ;)

27 posted on 01/28/2007 3:49:40 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
RAH was really a pro-military libertarian

Agreed. I believe I've read everthing he ever wrote, starting when I was about six.

The last few books were pretty tough going at times, though.

28 posted on 01/28/2007 3:51:42 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: EveningStar
The author might be a pinko but when I click on the site all I get is a whiteo screen.

Anyway, my favorite science fiction writer is Brian Lumley.
29 posted on 01/28/2007 3:51:54 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: Darkwolf377

Indeed, I'm also myself, I just haven't sold anything to a magazine yet...


30 posted on 01/28/2007 3:54:04 PM PST by JamesP81 (Eph 6:12)
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To: EveningStar

I also came up RAH. No surprise there...


31 posted on 01/28/2007 3:55:26 PM PST by JamesP81 (Eph 6:12)
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To: EveningStar

I'm David Brin. Who the hell is David Brin?


32 posted on 01/28/2007 3:56:57 PM PST by aomagrat (Let not your heart be troubled: Ye believe in God, believe ye also in gunboats.)
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To: EveningStar; All

Heinlein can't be right for me- I posted this years ago:

E.E. "Doc" Smith
"While "looking up other things," I ran across a fond old name I hadn't seen in ages-- E. E. "Doc" Smith, father of the Space Opera. I read most of his books as a teenager, and while I frankly recall little other than I wanted to be Blackie DuQuesne, I thought I'd post these links for your enjoyment."

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b706c947999.htm


33 posted on 01/28/2007 3:59:29 PM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: JamesP81
Well, I came up Asimov, but I really wanted to be Frank Herbert.

I am:
Isaac Asimov
One of the most prolific writers in history, on any imaginable subject.  Cared little for art but created lasting and memorable tales.


Which science fiction writer are you?

34 posted on 01/28/2007 3:59:47 PM PST by alnitak ("That kid's about as sharp as a pound of wet liver" - Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Samuel R. "Chip" Delany
Few have had such broad commercial success with aggressively experimental prose techniques.


Which science fiction writer are you?

Never heard of him.

35 posted on 01/28/2007 4:02:12 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SevenofNine

David Brin is one of the greatest living Science Fiction authors. If you haven't read his work then you are really missing something.


36 posted on 01/28/2007 4:02:56 PM PST by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Frank Herbert
His style is often stilted, but he created what some consider the greatest SF novel of all time.


Which science fiction writer are you?


37 posted on 01/28/2007 4:04:15 PM PST by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: EveningStar
I am:
E.E. "Doc" Smith
The inventor of space opera. His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.


Which science fiction writer are you?

Cool...I always liked Doc Smith...
38 posted on 01/28/2007 4:06:33 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: EveningStar
What, no Issac Asimov here? He was the best. Right now I'm reading "Foundation's Fear", the first novel in the Second Foundation Trilogy written by Gregory Benford.

By the way, I guess I'm E.E. "Doc" Smith.
39 posted on 01/28/2007 4:07:12 PM PST by MRadtke (NOT the baseball player)
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To: KevinDavis
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?

Wonder if Poul Anderson or Greg Bear were on the list?

40 posted on 01/28/2007 4:11:44 PM PST by kcar (My father was a test tube; My mother was a knife.)
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To: MRadtke; All

Who E.E. "Doc" Smith???


41 posted on 01/28/2007 4:13:21 PM PST by KevinDavis (“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual ways of preserving peace” – George Washington)
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To: kcar
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?


Well, well
42 posted on 01/28/2007 4:22:37 PM PST by mcar
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Philip José Farmer
This prolific author brings surprising depths to he-man adventure tales, and broke science fiction's prudery barrier.


Which science fiction writer are you?


43 posted on 01/28/2007 4:28:40 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude ()...On 9-11 & 7-7 Islamic missionaries came a callin'.....()
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?


44 posted on 01/28/2007 4:29:26 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: KevinDavis

"Who is E.E. "Doc" Smith???"

Here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b706c947999.htm


45 posted on 01/28/2007 4:31:38 PM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: aomagrat
Brin's best known novel is "The Postman" which Kevin Costner managed to make into a mediocre movie. Brin also wrote a nice series called "Uplift" which has some intriguing themes in it.
46 posted on 01/28/2007 4:35:04 PM PST by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: cripplecreek
That's who I got too. Is this test loaded, or does it just have a built-in Freeper detector?
47 posted on 01/28/2007 4:35:22 PM PST by BlazingArizona (co)
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To: BlazingArizona

Probably triggered by the 2000 election question.


48 posted on 01/28/2007 4:38:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: KevinDavis
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?


49 posted on 01/28/2007 4:39:49 PM PST by Samwise (The root word in "environmentalist" is "mental.")
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To: EveningStar
David Brin? Who the hell's he?

50 posted on 01/28/2007 4:41:23 PM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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