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    • John Wilkins John Wilkins

      First eve SF novel I read, at 8, was Stapledon’s First and Last Men, very much in the Wellsian tradition. His Sirius remains a favourite.

      • One writer I missed. Look forward to reading him now though.

  1. Cory Albrecht Cory Albrecht

    Apaprently I’m Cordwainer Smith.

  2. Ian H Spedding FCD Ian H Spedding FCD

    Hal Clement – who I have not read as far as I can remember although, when it comes to SF, I prefer the hard stuff.

  3. HP HP

    I’m Kurt Vonnegut, but I was hoping for Harlan Ellison.

    So it goes.

  4. HP HP

    Oh, hell. As long as I’m Vonnegut, here’s a picture of an asshole:

    *

  5. HP HP

    Well, that’s weird. I just retook the quiz, and I’m not aware of answering anything differently, but suddenly I’m some dude known as “John Brunner.” Apparently, he writes science fiction. This is what I get for deciding, circa 1982, that I didn’t have time to read Snow Crash. Which is why, for me, SF ended in the late 70s.

    • John Wilkins John Wilkins

      Have you taken a stand on Zanzibar?

      • John, have you just taken a job with the Tanzanian Police?

  6. This is what I get for deciding, circa 1982, that I didn’t have time to read Snow Crash. Which is why, for me, SF ended in the late 70s.

    Brunner is one of the 60s greats. If you haven’t read Stand on Zanzibar (1969) then you should. Brunner also invented the ‘Internet worm’ before the Internet even existed!

  7. J. J. Ramsey J. J. Ramsey

    I ended up being Hal Clement, and unfortunately, I haven’t heard of him.

    • ckc (not kc) ckc (not kc)

      me, too – hey, bloghost – why don’t you include a poll to characteriz(s)e your readers?

  8. john monfries john monfries

    Hal Clement, also never heard of him.

    Now, if I were to read him, would I like him? Would it imply self-love if I did ?

  9. I’m James Blish. Which explains why I continue to struggle in obscurity.

    🙁

  10. Guy Plunkett Guy Plunkett

    I’m Philip Jose Farmer … I can’t complain about that.

  11. Augray Augray

    I too am revealed to be Asimov.

  12. Aaron Clausen Aaron Clausen

    I’m Asimov as well. Fine by me, he’s perhaps not my favorite SF writer, but he’s probably the one I admire the most.

  13. Gregory Benford. The irony was I just pulled Heart of the Comet (Benford/Brin) out of a storage box for re-reading…

  14. Susan Silberstein Susan Silberstein

    William Gibson, which makes no sense. Did we take the same poll? John, did you notice me wearing a shirt that says Cyberpunk? Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have said that I am the opposite sex; I just liked the answer.

    • John Wilkins John Wilkins

      I thought I was the opposite sex. Oh well…

      Yes, when I first met you I immediately thought to myself, “Cyberpunk”. A clear child of the 70s (2070s, that is)…

  15. Chris' Wills Chris' Wills

    H.G.Wells

    Hapilly suprised

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