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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. :)

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: sciencefiction; scifi; sf
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To: aruanan

Yes, Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children are both very good.


151 posted on 01/29/2007 3:52:18 PM PST by kcar
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To: EveningStar
I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.


Which science fiction writer are you?

Not surprising really. I like a lot of his stuff.
152 posted on 01/29/2007 4:15:33 PM PST by rbookward (When 900 years old you are, type as well you will not!)
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To: EveningStar; KevinDavis

Turns out that i'm Dr. Jerry Pournelle. Funny, always liked his work, and wish he'd write some new Sci Fi.


153 posted on 01/29/2007 4:24:34 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord; EveningStar; KevinDavis
Okaaaaaaaaayy. Let's try this again:

I am:
Jerry Pournelle
This old-fashioned writer may be the most unapologetic capitalist in the field. He has also been influential in many other fields, from space policy to the computer industry.


Which science fiction writer are you?

154 posted on 01/29/2007 4:28:28 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: AnnaZ
I am:
Dr. Seuss
You're wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn't rejoice
If you're calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice.


Which fiction writer would be worth a Bic lighter?


155 posted on 01/29/2007 7:26:04 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: kcar
Yes, Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children are both very good.

There's a sequel to Darwin's Radio? Cool. I have Darwin's Radio read unabridged by George Guidall.
156 posted on 01/29/2007 8:42:33 PM PST by aruanan
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To: SuzyQue

Whatever you do, don't start with "Dalghren" it's the strangest thing I've ever read in 40years of sci-fi.


157 posted on 01/30/2007 5:46:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: aruanan

Yes, Mitch and Kaye still primary characters, and their child is weird and wonderful, as are the rest.


158 posted on 01/30/2007 4:08:15 PM PST by kcar
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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?


159 posted on 02/02/2007 7:41:22 PM PST by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: grey_whiskers
"That fits me, except I've never heard of the guy..."

I know Greg... good guy, very dry humor, broadly schooled and absolutely frighteningly scary smart.
160 posted on 02/03/2007 9:45:26 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/Rumsfeld 2008!])
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To: EveningStar
"Ellison as a writer, certainly deserves a salute. He's superb. As a person, however, he's a punk - unless he's changed in his old age."

Ellison is a thoroughly fine guy. You could not pick a better person to be stranded on a desert island with. Certainly none more entertaining. What you don't want to do is piss him off. Let's just say that everything you've heard is true. Everything.
161 posted on 02/03/2007 9:57:20 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/Rumsfeld 2008!])
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
I'll have to put a couple of his books on the "to read" list, then.

Thanks for the testimonial.

Cheers!

162 posted on 02/04/2007 2:19:54 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Trust me, if the survey says you're a Greg, that's a high, high compliment!


163 posted on 02/04/2007 3:53:18 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Hunter/Rumsfeld 2008!])
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To: EveningStar
Fiction: Larry Niven.

Fantasy: Lord Dunsany.

--Boris

164 posted on 02/05/2007 12:45:01 PM PST by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a leftist with a word processor.)
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