[LMB] The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time
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Thu Oct 14 05:38:23 BST 2021
Raymond Collins said:
> I would think "Sranger in a Strange Land" would be Heinlein's most
> influential book since also it introduced a word to the vocabulary. Grok.
It was the one I had heard of when I was not yet into science fiction.
> Samuel R. Delaney's book "Babel 17" I'd agree with.
I haven't read it, so I'd put Dhalgren on the list instead. Which I have
read. But I don't know how much either of them are known outside of SF
circles. Maybe the article means "influential within SF circles", though.
> And Of course LMB's "Civil Campaign"
Why that, rather than another of her books?
> I think Zelazny's Amber series
> as well as J. R.R. Tolkien should have been on this list
Tolkien wrote fantasy, not science fiction. He is perhaps the only person I
know of to have written linguistic fiction, and got away with it.
> Fritz Lieber
Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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