Who is your favorite SciFi writer

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Who is your favorite SciFi writer

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Isaac Asimov /Foundation Series/ robot Series 4 vote(s) 33.3%
Arthur C. Clark 0 vote(s) 0.0%
JRR Tolkien / Lord of the rings 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Greg Bear 0 vote(s) 0.0%
The author of Dune (I forgot the name) 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Other 8 vote(s) 66.7%
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  1. Darth-Asimov Jedi Knight

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    Jun 11, 2003
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  2. Darth-Asimov Jedi Knight

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    Jun 11, 2003
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    By my name i think you can all tell I voted for Isaac Asimov he is the greatest writer of all time!!!!!
  3. lgtsbr Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    I will put an "other" in there - Timothy Zahn - it was his work that brought me into the books of Star Wars and got me to read for enjoyment.
  4. Darth-Asimov Jedi Knight

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    Jun 11, 2003
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    Yeah I forgot about Zahn I read his first book about the new triology I forgot the title. It was good for a Star Wars book but I don't really care for Star Wars books it is just my opinion. I can see why others like them.
  5. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 3, 2002
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    :eek:

    How in the world is Timothy Zahn not on this list for the poll?

    He is my favorite for sure.


    ~J.Sat~
    co-Prez/NJO


    In my dreams here, I have seen the destruction of the Jedi. The death of the Republic. I have seen the Temple in ruins, the Senate smashed, and Coruscant itself shattered by orbital bombardment from immense ships of impossible design. I have seen Coruscant, the seat of galactic culture, become a jungle far more hostile and alien than any on Haruun Kal.
    I have seen the end of civilization.
    -Mace Windu, Shatterpoint


  6. lgtsbr Force Ghost

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    Everything I have read by Zahn (which has only been SW books) has been awesome.

    Just remember - He introduced us to characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn, Mara Jade (Skywalker), and even the Solo Kids - so the man has a great talent in my opinion

    Dave
  7. ChancellorSkywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 13, 2003
    Yeah but everything he created is based on the mind of George Lucas he never came up with anything original.
  8. Jedi_Satimber Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 3, 2002
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    :eek:

    How can you make a statement like that?

    Zahn came up with the name for Coruscant.

    He created the characters...not GL. GL and LucasArts ok'd everything.


    And Zahn's other books are basically must reads.

    The Conqueror's Trilogy
    The Icarus Hunt
    Angelmass


    Waiting to find his other books.


    ~J.Sat~
    co-Prez/NJO


    In my dreams here, I have seen the destruction of the Jedi. The death of the Republic. I have seen the Temple in ruins, the Senate smashed, and Coruscant itself shattered by orbital bombardment from immense ships of impossible design. I have seen Coruscant, the seat of galactic culture, become a jungle far more hostile and alien than any on Haruun Kal.
    I have seen the end of civilization.
    -Mace Windu, Shatterpoint


  9. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Aug 30, 2002
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    I have to agree with Zahn.

    Asimov is the only person with a book written in every section of the Demey Decimal Sysytem.
  10. YV_Hunter Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 5, 2003
    Wow! I was gonna say Zhan too!
  11. DarthArjuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 14, 2002
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    Timothy Zahn. Not only did he start the EU, but the Conquerors's Trilogy is awesome ;)
  12. Tremaniac Jedi Knight

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    Feb 26, 2002
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    You left Robert Heinlein off that list. No joke, if you like sci-fi, read StarShip Troopers. No, it's nothing like the movie, it's waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy better.
  13. jada_marnew Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 22, 2003
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