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As usual, I've never heard of the science fiction writer that the quiz tells me I am.

I am:
Olaf Stapledon
Standing outside the science fiction "field", he wrote fictional explorations of the futures of whole species and galaxies.


Which science fiction writer are you?

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lysana
May. 9th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
I never heard of him, either.
pameladean
May. 9th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
Like Wells, he was as much a philosopher as an sf writer. He was actually pretty interesting, being a confirmed pacifist who worked in the Friends Ambulance Service during World War I. Last and First Men and Star Maker are his most well-known works, I guess, but I have a soft spot for Odd John.

P.
firecat
May. 9th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info and recommendations!
jodawi
May. 10th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
And I detested Odd John.
stonebender
May. 9th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC)
He's worth reading, if you ask me. Along with pameladean's suggestions (I like Odd John too), I would add Sirius about a sentient dog.
firecat
May. 9th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, a sentient dog. That sounds interesting. :-) Thanks!
stonebender
May. 9th, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
I thought that might interest you.
wild_irises
May. 9th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, but it's such a good choice for you in some ways. He was more of a thinker than a writer, very philosophical and abstract (I didn't know the biographical data that pameladean gave above; it makes his philosophy more interesting.) His work is dense, and perhaps somewhat dated, but worth attention.
firecat
May. 9th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
More of a thinker than a writer, philosophical and abstract, dense, and perhaps somewhat dated. That does kinda sound like me. :-)
ruth_lawrence
May. 10th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
I've both heard of him and read him.
ruth_lawrence
May. 10th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
..and I should haveput "and think it may be worth your while reading Last and First Men'

:::headdesk:::
firecat
May. 10th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
You beat me to it! I was going to ask.
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