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1 posted on 01/31/2013 11:28:01 AM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 01/31/2013 11:31:30 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

This article, I think, forgot to mention Rod Serling, whose experiences in war as a paratrooper in combat profoundly affected his writings and stories, many portrayed in the Twilight Zone episodes


3 posted on 01/31/2013 11:34:11 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: EveningStar

I’m glad they cite Gene Wolfe. It would be interesting to know if the authors of sci/fantasy that served fall on more of the conservative side of things or more liberal, or an even distribution.

Jack Vance served in the merchant marine in the pacific, I think Theodore Sturgeon was as well.

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4 posted on 01/31/2013 11:38:23 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: EveningStar

Yeah they didn’t mention Issac Anstirov also Rod Serling and Gene Roddenberry I THINK he serve too


5 posted on 01/31/2013 11:39:11 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: EveningStar

Another more contemporary writer is former naval officer John Hemry..aka Jack Campbell. His Lost Fleet series is one of the most (IMHO) scientifically realistic description of space battle and for that matter just a plain old fashion great read.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 11:45:16 AM PST by MarketR
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To: EveningStar
Robert Heinlein.

If you've never read Starship Troopers, do so. It bears no resemblance whatsoever to the film of the same name.

7 posted on 01/31/2013 11:46:13 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: EveningStar

Apparently the Navy made L. Ron Hubbard want to become a megalomaniac cult leader?


8 posted on 01/31/2013 11:52:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

Robert Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, and Isaac Asimov, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1944. All three worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during the War. De Camp is the only one in Uniform. De Camp had an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech and an MS from Stevens. He served as a Lt. Cmdr during the War, although he is a Lt. SG in this picture.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 11:59:19 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: EveningStar

Glad to see J.R.R. Tolkien topped the list!


16 posted on 01/31/2013 12:17:49 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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18 posted on 01/31/2013 12:25:42 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: EveningStar

ping - and thanks


22 posted on 01/31/2013 12:56:21 PM PST by Phlyer
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bump


25 posted on 01/31/2013 1:09:37 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: EveningStar

Good to see David Drake and John Ringo listed. They write some of the best military SF out there. The Posleen War series is excellent. Just about anything by Drake is worth reading.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 1:37:52 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: EveningStar

I have always been fond of A. Bertram Chandler’s John Grimes stories - I believe he was Aussie Navy.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 3:25:03 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks! I’ve read all these authors but I didn’t know about Tolkien’s experience. Hammer’s Slammers, great stuff.


32 posted on 01/31/2013 3:36:28 PM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: EveningStar

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41 posted on 01/31/2013 11:31:13 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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