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Which sci-fi author would you like to meet?

Clive Maxfield
10/25/2012 03:32 PM EDT

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dforce441   10/30/2012 3:15:11 PM
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Piers Anthony HOwever, among the dead, my vote would be the original sci-fi author, Johannes Kepler

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Max The Magnificent   10/30/2012 12:54:40 PM
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"Later I found out he had started with the third volume..." LOL I'm trying to remember this series -- the name sounds familiar, but nothing is springing to mind...

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CorbenAceFan   10/30/2012 3:44:28 AM
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Peter Hamilton. I've been reading scifi for 52 years and have read all of the greats and agree with most of the comments so far. But I was surprised to see no one has mentioned the best grand saga ever, "The Reality Dysfunction". This 5 or 6 (?) Volume series SO deserves a movie series like Star Wars or The Lord of the Ring to do it justice. You MUST read - just be sure to read them in order. My brother and I have been exchanging favorite books for years, but he gave me the series back explaining that he "just couldn't get into it". Later I found out he had started with the third volume...

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Thomas "Rick" Tewell   10/27/2012 8:12:17 PM
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Chalker would also require a time machine. Card is the only living one in the bunch. Chalker was great. Well of Souls series and Four Lords of the Diamond would be great movie material...maybe somebody Hollywood-ish will "discover" his work someday. Card would be an excellent choice for presenting...but I still stand by Greg Bear.

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vapats   10/27/2012 4:26:18 PM
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Niven does a better job, when he collaborates with Ed Lerner. IMHO, - vic

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vapats   10/27/2012 4:22:43 PM
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Not always... He's written some boring crocks, IMHO. I must say that his /Glory Season/ is absolutely brilliant; utterly superb.

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vapats   10/27/2012 4:19:41 PM
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Greg Bear (and Greg Egan) are without any doubt superb. Top-notch, yet mostly under-appreciated.

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anon6223816   10/26/2012 9:23:40 PM
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In order of preference, my vote: William Gibson "The future is already here. It just isn't evenly distributed." "...the street finds its own uses for things" Neal Stephenson Cory Doctorow

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Max The Magnificent   10/26/2012 7:41:04 PM
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I like him also

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Max The Magnificent   10/26/2012 7:40:49 PM
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WONDERFUL -- I really look forward to hearing what you think of it

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