Sunday, January 28, 2007

Which SF Writer are you?

I am:
Arthur C. Clarke
Well known for nonfiction science writing and for early promotion of the effort toward space travel, his fiction was often grand and visionary.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Sort of a surprise, but a pleasant one.


chuck said...

Ha! I decided to be Heinlein and answered accordingly. Bingo. Bet it would be easy to score as Azimov too ;) So here is the twist, pick an author and try to scam the test.

Charlie Martin said...

That's why I was kind of surprised; I thought I'd be Heinlein. But I was honest. Still, Sir Arthur is probably the person whose fiction I'd most like to emulate, as much as I love Heinlein.

terrye said...

I was Frank Herbert. Who knew?

truepeers said...

Who the heck is Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)? (A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.) Funny thing is, I will kind of look like his photo in a few years, i think.

Syl said...


I'm the SAME as TRUEPEERS!!!

I never heard of him either. LOL

Quick everybody visit so at least I know SOMEONE has heard of me.


chuck said...

What? You never heard of Hal Clement? The three stories I remember are Ice World(?), Needle, and Mission of Gravity. The first is about sulphur breathing aliens with a body temperature about 600 C smuggling the addictive plant tobacco from the earth, the ice world of the title. The second was about a parasitic alien cop chasing a criminal who crash lands on the earth. The cop inserts itself into a boy living on an island near the crash site and the chase is on. I believe a movie was made of the story, screwed it up natch. The last was about a researcher on a high gravity planet, 12 g IIRC, and his adventures with a group of indigenous traders who somewhat resembled centipedes. I read all these in Astounding back when it was good. I should say, I read them in my dad's saved up copies of Astounding as I didn't bother to start reading until I was around nine because none of the school books were worth the trouble.

Anyway, Clement taught at a private school in MA and died not that long ago.

Morgan said...

Hmmm. I'm Hal Clement, too. There's a theme developing.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I am E.E. "Doc" Smith, the inventor of space opera.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

James Tiptree, Jr! Pretty flattering from a literary standpoint, but from a personal standpoint...Oy gevalt! (I can guess which answer did it, too.)

I wanted to be Ray Bradbury. Not just on this quiz, either -- in real life.

Is there a list of the possible outcomes on this quiz? I'd like to meet someone who's Philip K. Dick -- in fact, that's a premise for an sf story right there. Or JG Ballard. But judging from my predecessors' results, the list is weighted toward hard-sf oldtimers.

loner said...

Came by to link (and see if anything was happening) and this looked interesting.

William Gibson. If I'd voted for the guy who won, it'd be Heinlein.

...and so it goes. Bye.

richard mcenroe said...

If you're interested in Hal Clement, ask these folks: