A true Sci Fi legend

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  1. Recolas

    Recolas Bring me back to fallen town Where someone is stil

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    people rant and rave about steven king being a horror legend... well, its about time a sci fi legend was crowned.

    The Point of this thread is to nominate/ vote for a sci fi author you consider worth of legend. Everyone is allowed one vote and one nomination.

    I nominate and vote for: Orson Scott Card (best known for enders game series)
     
  2. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    Are we talking SciFi/Fantasy or just SciFi?
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    OSC is good.

    I also nominate:

    Timothy Zahn
    William Gibson
    Larry Niven
     
  4. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I think probably straight scifi. Tolkien has "Fantasy Legend" pretty well wrapped up. :mamoru:

    Have most of you guys read Tolkien's other books? I've always wanted to read into The Similarion (sp? :dunno: ).
     
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  5. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    Asimov
     
  6. Aero277

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    I love the Ender's Game Series
     
  7. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Ooooh, good one.
     
  8. Kydaimon

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    I like Alan Dean Foster
     
  9. WhiteSSP

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    I think tolkien is overrated. Martin > Tolkein = Jordan.
     
  10. Alisondre

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    Erg. Asimov, since he didn't go batty toward the end of his life like Heinlein.
     
  11. baboymo

    baboymo Have you been circumcised?

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    What do you guys think of Stanley Kubrick's works?

    Did you like Spielberg's take on A.I.?
     
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    The Similarion was too hard of a read for me- probably just my ADD though.


    as far as my nomination goes- here's a name you should recognize:

    C.J. Cherryh.

    she not only creates a physical universe for you to explore, but also examines the psychological aspects of her characters, and does a very damned good job and creating alien cultures. my 1st venture into her books was the "pride of Chanur" but she is most well known for her alliance/union series. hell, she even had a few collaberations with anne McCaffrey that turned out to be VERY well done.
     
  13. Joe_Cool

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    I didn't really like it. Way too E.T.-Spielbergian. It wasn't really bad, but I didn't enjoy it enough to see it a 2nd time. Too many "awe and wonder" and "ooh and aah" scenes.
     
  14. Joe_Cool

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    If you can make it through the beginning (you can even skip it), it's a fantastic book. I even liked it more than LOTR.

    Never heard of her or her books. I'll have to check it out at the library.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    baboymo, you hit edit instead of quote again. :mamoru:
     
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    now i know he's not an author, but in terms of being a Sci-Fi legend, i'd have to say H R Giger.
     
  18. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :bowdown:
     
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    baboymo Have you been circumcised?

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    TERRIBLY sorry bro. :mamoru:

    I'm too used to seeing that QUOTE button on the far left, the EDIT totally skipped my mind.
     
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    :werd:

    <---- see user name
     
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    You are correct sir. Anyways Stephen King sucks.
     
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    Terry Brooks?

    He has done both sci-fi and fantasy though :o
     
  23. WERUreo

    WERUreo Imua!

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    The Sil' is awesome. Harder read than LOTR, but well worth it. I just recently picked a copy of Unfinished Tales. Haven't had a chance to start it yet, but ever since I finished the Sil', I couldn't wait to read UT.
     
  24. Joe_Cool

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    I have UT, but have never felt driven to read it. From what I understand, it's the prototype for what became the Silmarillion. The stories are put together so well in the Sil that I can't bring myself to read the rough drafts. :hs:
     
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    i've still got The Adventures of Tom Bombadil sitting at home waiting for me to read too... i keep forgetting its there. :hs:
     

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