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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ultimate Geek Fu

by Allan Davis

We lost yet another Master last week. Rest in Peace, James P. Hogan.

We've already lost the Big Three, the Original Geek Trifecta, Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke. We lost Forward a few years ago.

Look, I don't want to call for the Nuclear Football, push the Really Big Button, and relaunch the eternal definitional flamewar over what, exactly, constitutes "Real Science Fiction,"but for the sake of this particular discussion, I'm going to temporarily define "Real Science Fiction" as "that style of writing, especially with regard to hard science content, as best typified by the collected works of Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, Forward...and Hogan."

And having said that, I will then ask the question "Who's left? Who writes "Real Science Fiction" today?"

Let the arguments begin...
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