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Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame - edited by Robert Silverberg

When I was 12 I was given a copy of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. I had read lots of science fiction before that but these stories were different and just better. I read "Arena" and was hooked. I ended up reading it through several times until I lost track of it a when I was 15 or so.

I went on to read lots of classic science fiction from writers like Niven and Heinlein but these classic stories always stayed with me. So when a question came up on AxMe I immediately recognized it and within two days I had my very own copy.

If you don't own a copy of this book, go out and buy it. Today.

But then again, I'm biased. If you'd like a taste try the first story: A Martian Odyssey.

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  • Oh, I like the look of that. Thanks! I feel like I have less of a grounding in "classic" sci-fi than I'd like. For example, I haven't read much Dick at all.

    (Yeah, I said it.)

    (I'm having a really long day today.)

    I never read Snow Crash either.

    By lillygog, at 1:47 PM  

  • Snowcrash is good, but kind of silly.

    By bshort, at 4:15 PM  

  • Concerning Snow Crash, I think silly is an understatement. Although, YT was hilarious. Oh, while we're talking about Stephenson, you shouldn't look at this picture, otherwise you might realize you hate him. Or at least want to hate him.


    By jch1530, at 9:13 PM  

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