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Which one never finished chapter 2?

I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

3 comments to Which one never finished chapter 2?

  • I am

    Ursula K. LeGuin
    Perhaps the most admired writing talent in the science fiction field.

    If I had just cut and pasted all of that gobbly-gook in the comments would it have shown up with photo and everything or would it have just been gobbly-gook?

    I have never in my life heard of Ursula K. LeGuin but I have also never been a voracious reader of science fiction. Science fiction sort of started and stopped with Kurt Vonnegut for me. Hell, after you have read the best why fool with all the rest?

  • With apologies to adult fans everywhere (myself included), science fiction is a genre for kids. A few authors wrote social commentary dressed up as science fiction and targeted it to adults & young adults. Vonnegut was one of those, and one of the best. Ray Bradbury did it. Heinlein tried it, but I think appealed mainly to kids. Sci-fi for the sake of sci-fi is like comic books. If you weren’t into it as a kid, you probably won’t get much out of it as an adult. Same but moreso with fantasy.

    So, having read Vonnegut, you probably won’t get too much even out of the masters that I remember so fondly… like Asimov, for instance. But you could try…

  • There is just so much to read and so little time. I will be glad when the times comes that you can plug a cord into a port in your head and just download everything.

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