Who is the best science fiction author of the last 30 years.

Updated on February 17, 2015 in Books
6 on February 11, 2015

I have to go with William Gibson. Count Zero and Neuromancer were so far ahead of their time it’s simply amazing. His more recent works like Pattern Recognition and The Peripheral are just as brilliant and haven’t slowed a beat in three decades of writing.

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0 on February 11, 2015

30 years? HOW CONVENIENT!!! 
Go back 10 more years and it’s Philip K. Dick by a mile.

Right now… my favorite is Mary Doria Russell… but I can’t argue with Gibson… well… I can. But I won’t.

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1 on February 12, 2015

Like that 30 year cutoff, do you?

Going farther, then… Dick, Bradbury or Asimov? Which was the best?

on February 17, 2015

that’s a toughie… I don’t think Dick was a great writer… but his imagination was tops…

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0 on February 12, 2015

L. Ron Hubbard. I wrote that as a joke, but now that I think about it…the guy actually has become pretty prolific…not that prolific and respect are the same thing.  Did anybody else see “The Master”? I really enjoyed that one.

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0 on February 12, 2015

Good authors don’t write since fiction.

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0 on February 12, 2015

I haven’t read a ton of science fiction, but I have done more so the past year than before. I’ve read Bradbury, Dick, Asimov, Sagan, Card… you know, the big names… Of those, I’ve mostly read PKD’s stuff, and it’s generally pretty awesome… He falls out of the 30 year mark, but still, he deserves props.

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