[LMB] The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 06:35:49 BST 2021


I think the first five Amber stories featuring Corwin leans towards fantasy
despite introducing despite introducing rifles to Amber but I think the
second five deal more with metaphysics. I think Zelazny wanted to blur the
lines between Science fiction and fantasy with the Merlin books.

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021, 11:55 PM David Bowen <dmb0317 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 9:17 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > But I think Zelazny's Amber series as well as J. R.R. Tolkien should have
> > been on this
> > list not to mention Fritz Lieber.
> >
> > The list claims to be a list of most influential science fiction and
> seems
> by its choices to be deliberately excluding fantasy. That would leave
> Tolkien out. Lieber did, I believe, write some science fiction but is best
> remembered for Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories which are more on the
> fantasy side of the line. It's been a while since I've read the Amber
> books, but I'd lean toward counting them as fantasy as well, though that's
> a much less clear choice. So certainly influential, but not influential
> science fiction.
>
> David Bowen
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