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Max The Magnificent
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re: Which sci-fi author would you like to meet?
Max The Magnificent   10/31/2012 12:55:27 PM
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I agree with John Varley -- although "Golden Globe" was not his best in my humble opinion. I thought his "Steel Beach" was one of the best Sci-Fi reads ever...

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Fabrice.Popineau   10/31/2012 8:59:57 AM
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Nobody cited John Varley. He is one of my all time favorite. Read 'Golden Globe', you will understand why :-) (I like many of the other ones named here anyway). Best regards,

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KTrimbach   10/31/2012 4:40:55 AM
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Does screen writer count? My favorite story author is Joe Straczinsky (Babylon 5). Also would like to see Vernor Vinge +/- Orson Scott Card. As well as Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, David Brin, Timothy Zahn, or James Hogan. Also Harry Turtledove whose famous for alternate histories.

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Max The Magnificent   10/30/2012 5:31:30 PM
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Hi Raj -- thanks for the suggestion -- I will take a look at this as soon as I get a spare moment.

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Raj_Nair   10/30/2012 4:48:09 PM
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I find it sad that a list of most popular Sci-Fi writers does not include someone from India. My favorite writer is "Desi Babu" from India, who has written some amazing Sci-Fi stories. Check out this one, called "The Useless Dust" to read an India flavored Sci Fi story: http://peanutexpress.blogspot.in/2012/01/useless-dust-part-i.html

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Max The Magnificent   10/30/2012 3:59:52 PM
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No Worries -- out of all his work, this is the one that really sticks out in my mind -- I'd love to hear what you think about it after you've read it

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OmegaMan   10/30/2012 3:58:03 PM
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I never read that one, I'll have to check it out. Thanks Max!

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Max The Magnificent   10/30/2012 3:53:04 PM
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I think his best ever was "Carrion Comfort" -- you'll be thinking about this one for a long time after you've read it...

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OmegaMan   10/30/2012 3:48:55 PM
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I forgot to mention his latest novels, "Ilium" and "Olympos", which have mind-boggling scope. And he writes with such a poetic flair.

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OmegaMan   10/30/2012 3:46:16 PM
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My current favorite hard sci-fi author is Dan Simmons. His Hyperion and Endymion novels are fantastic, best I have ever read. He also wrote a "horror" book, "Children of the Night", which adds a modern spin on the Vlad the Impaler/vampire legend.

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