Werthead Posted June 20, 2008 Author Share Posted June 20, 2008 [quote]93. Olaf Stapledon No clue what this due wrote.[/quote] :stunned: Okay, I haven't read him, but I do know who he is and that [i]First and Last Men[/i] is regarded as one of the most important formative books of the genre. [quote]66. Harry Harrison Who?[/quote] Seriously? American comic SF writer, best-known for the [b]Stainless Steel Rat[/b] series, has latterly written some absolutely godawful alternate history that makes Turtledove look like a skilled and canny author. I wouldn't have stuck him on the list at all, but he's pretty well-known. [quote]30. Roger Zelazny Needs to be pimped more often. 29. Anne McCaffrey Needs to be pimped less often.[/quote] :lol: [quote]26. Guy Gavriel Kay Surprisingly difficult for me to read, perhaps because it's so close to actual historical eras that I know that I want to correct him on some of his interpretations.[/quote] Interesting. GGK doesn't write historical fiction, but works set in a parallel world that riffs off ours but is not bound by our history. I'm fairly up on some of the historical areas he looks at (El Cid and Alfred the Great) but I didn't really have an issue with his interpretations as he never pretended to be writing straight-up historical fiction. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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