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Favorite Author

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Jan 25, 2000 at 22:23 UTC ( #2436=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Kurt Vonnegut
[bar] 16/26%
Douglas Adams
[bar] 11/18%
William Gibson
[bar] 5/8%
Neal Stephenson
[bar] 15/25%
Douglas Coupland
[bar] 1/2%
Writein... see below
[bar] 13/21%
61 total votes
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Re: Favorite Author
by rozallin (Curate) on Mar 10, 2002 at 04:40 UTC
    I would have to pick two favourite authors from the SF genre: Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. I would say the works of these two masters had a profound effect on the way I perceived the world as a child and now as a young woman. And I would say that they are indirectly connected to the reasons and the motivation I have for learning Perl now.
RE: Favorite Author
by setantae (Scribe) on Jan 28, 2000 at 03:02 UTC
    It's got to be Flann O'Brien.
    Nothing whatsoever to do with computers at all., but The Third Policeman is one of the best books I ever experienced.

    Oh yeah, and that's "Favourite Author" where I come from; for obvious reasons, "favorite" just starts me thinking of Bill...

RE: Favorite Author
by Kasei (Novice) on Jan 29, 2000 at 11:34 UTC
    John Steinbeck. 'Nuff said.
Re: Favorite Author
by frankus (Priest) on Dec 01, 2002 at 20:39 UTC
    Yay!! Vonnegut.. I like him, his stories seem to drift towards gentle farce. If you read Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut.. well it's not sci-fi but it's still pretty disturbing.

    My favourite author is Philip K. Dick. he's the king of neurotic, dysfunctional familly sketches :)


    Brother Frankus.

Rex Stout
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 29, 2000 at 23:15 UTC
    Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series of detective novels are undoubtedly the best books I've ever read. And he wrote a phenomenal number of books (something like 40, spanning four or five decades), so by the time I finished the last one, I had forgotten the first one enough to read it again!
Re: Favorite Author
by belg4mit (Prior) on Dec 30, 2001 at 12:56 UTC
    Merv Griffen! Err sorry wrong sketch, Larry Niven!

    Close seconds are options NS and DNA, as well as Robert L. Forward.

    perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

RE: Favorite Author
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 28, 2000 at 17:21 UTC
    Flann O'Brien, Brian O'Nolan, Myles na Gopaleen - one voice, one mind, one master. At Swim-Two-Birds verges on psychoactive.

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