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Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

View Poll Results: Please vote to ELIMINATE one (1) of the following:
Arthur C. Clarke 17 36.17%
Isaac Asimov 4 8.51%
Star Trek 1 2.13%
Star Wars 25 53.19%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old July 18 2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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It's come down to just four options. Vote to eliminate ONE, and the remaining will be assumed to be your trinity.

Again, the option with the most votes against it will be eliminated, and the other three will be our holiest of holies.
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Old July 18 2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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Oh, so now we're eliminating again? Sigh, I've never been so confused by an internet poll before.

I'll go with Clarke.
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Old July 18 2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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I eliminated Clarke as well. I think Asimov's contributions to sci-fi go a bit farther, IMO, while Clarke is generally known by the masses only for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Old July 18 2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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I cannot in good conscience vote to eliminate either Clarke or Asimov, so it came down to a still difficult choice of Trek or Wars. I actually flipped a coin.
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Old July 18 2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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Yikes! I can't believe my favorite writer is losing, especially to Star Wars. I'm a big Trekkie, but neither ST nor SW are SF.

I'm sorry I didn't notice this contest sooner. My Holy Trinity would be Clarke, Asimov and Heinlein.
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Old July 18 2009, 01:58 PM   #6
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No, Clarke's contributions to SF and indeed science in general is as big if not bigger than Asimov's Comms satellites, anyone?

I went with SW, as I said before, it's just a SFF recasting of well known story tropes, Hero's Journey and all that.
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Old July 18 2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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How the HELL is Asimov beating Clarke?

I voted SW.
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Old July 18 2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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Star Wars.
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Old July 18 2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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Sorry Isaac, I did enjoy Foundation, but I enjoyed the other choices more.
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Old July 18 2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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No, Clarke's contributions to SF and indeed science in general is as big if not bigger than Asimov's Comms satellites, anyone?
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Asimov. I always thought he was a bit of a hack fiction writer.
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Old July 18 2009, 06:52 PM   #12
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How the HELL is Asimov beating Clarke?
That much I can see. I would put Asimov second to Clarke, but I certainly can respect those that would put him first.
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Old July 18 2009, 08:51 PM   #13
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Obviously, I'm pretty big on Asimov. And I've grown up watching and loving both Star Trek and Star Wars. Therefore, though I acknowledge he was an important contributor to literary sci-fi, I will reluctantly eliminate Clarke from my list, as I've never actually read anything of his (however, I do like the 2001 movie, for whatever that's worth).
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Old July 18 2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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Bye bye Clarke. Star Wars may be fantasy and/or crap, but it's made too much moolah to ignore.
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Old July 18 2009, 11:28 PM   #15
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Bye bye Clarke. Star Wars may be fantasy and/or crap, but it's made too much moolah to ignore.
Meh.

When Arthur C. Clarke was 55 years old, he gave us Rendezvous with Rama, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest SF novels of all time.

When George Lucas was 55, he gave us...The Phantom Menace.

I rest my case.
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