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kensternation 8/27/2011 6:24:23 PM

Arthur C Clarke #1? Buy your own standards that is wrong. First you compare him to Asimov whom you have listed at #2. Let's go back to the beginning though.

"I’ve based my list on a number of factors including body of work, influence, awards won, and staying power."

Well body of work, hhhmmm 515 books by Asimov by under 200 for Clarke. Not a bad number by any means but it is less than half. Winner Asimov

Influence: 3 Laws of Robotics vs Star Trek. I love Star Trek but come on now.  Oh let's not forget Psychohistory. Winner Asimov

Awards won: Winner Asimov

Staying Power: Asimov 1939-1993 (after he died); Arthur C Clarke 1948-present. Slight advantage Clarke though for the last 10 years his body of work has basically been collaberative.

 

Again I love Clarke, but no one puts him ahead of Asimov and Heinlein.

kensternation 8/27/2011 6:25:17 PM

Arthur C Clarke #1? Buy your own standards that is wrong. First you compare him to Asimov whom you have listed at #2. Let's go back to the beginning though.

"I’ve based my list on a number of factors including body of work, influence, awards won, and staying power."

Well body of work, hhhmmm 515 books by Asimov by under 200 for Clarke. Not a bad number by any means but it is less than half. Winner Asimov

Influence: 3 Laws of Robotics vs Star Trek. I love Star Trek but come on now.  Oh let's not forget Psychohistory. Winner Asimov

Awards won: Winner Asimov

Staying Power: Asimov 1939-1993 (after he died); Arthur C Clarke 1948-present. Slight advantage Clarke though for the last 10 years his body of work has basically been collaberative.

 

Again I love Clarke, but no one puts him ahead of Asimov and Heinlein.

Scriabin75 3/8/2012 2:29:51 PM

 The Strugatsky Brothers!!!

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