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    Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 08:01
Assuming you have a preference or even enjoy both...then presuming interest. Explain why and who you view as the greats in the genre's.
 
If not..then go and talk about the current Pope's resignation.*
 
Mine are simple. All of those who were in sci fi were scientists or had a science based background. Hence they made the 'fi'  believable 'sci'.
 
Clarke.
Asimov.
Heinlein.
Blish.
Anderson.
 
As for fantasy, there really are to many to list... but at the top... due to their originality..depth of plot and character developement; tied to their love of mythology and or the plain ole weird...the following stand in my hall of fame.
 
Poe.
Burroughs.
Verne.
Tolkien.
Lovecraft.
Howard.
Norton.
Zelazny.
Leiber.
 
* remember if this is too tough...go to: http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33246


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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 08:06
No borders between those two today!Fantasy&Sci Fi today are reality tomorrow.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 10:46
I would have to include Gene Roddenberry[spelling?]  to that list.
 
Med. is right to a great extent.  We have out-rogered Buck Rogers for sure.  Futurists such as Chester Gould, [Dick Tracy] had a tough time keeping ahead of things.  In the 30's and 40's Dick Tracy's "2 way wrist radio" was a way out dream.  By the late 60's it was a "2 way wrist TV" which evolved into a wrist computer. But it only took a few years before even that became "everyday". 
 
I have a view of things that most here don't. At the age of 5, I was in the cusp, so to speak, of 2 eras.  Television was brand new. [we owned the 3rd TV set in townWink] But Radio still ruled. Jet tech. was still largely experimental.  Rockets and Satellites? Not in 1951. 
 
 
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 15:13
A.E.Merritt
A.E. van Vogt
L. Ron Hubbard
L. Sprague DeCamp
Kieth Laumer
Frederick Pohl
Poul Anderson
Fritz Lieber

I may have you beat, RC - born in '43 and grew up in post-war Europe.  Didn't even see a TV set until we returned from Germany in 1957.  One of the few people in America today who has traveled by troop train, troop ship and troop plane.


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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 16:25
You have me by 3 years. Big smile Your experience is about the same as my wife's. She was an Army Brat and also grew up in Germany, they returned here about the same time.  Television was new to her also.
But you have nearly the same perspective as myself.  Try explaining to someone under 30 who is holding an IPhone, what a "Party Line" was.Wink   
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  Quote Mountain Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Feb-2013 at 20:57
Originally posted by red clay

You have me by 3 years. Big smile Your experience is about the same as my wife's. She was an Army Brat and also grew up in Germany, they returned here about the same time.  Television was new to her also.
But you have nearly the same perspective as myself.  Try explaining to someone under 30 who is holding an IPhone, what a "Party Line" was.Wink   


Mission impossible.  Like telling them about phones that were hardwired into the wall, operators that were on duty everywhere 24/7 to help you, and a phone company that provided excellent service at a decent cost across the entire nation.young people today have zero clue about anything older than they are.

Hell...I remember serialized shows on AM radio.  Ermm
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Before Flash Gordon there was the Rocket Man, serialized in movie theaters everywhere along with those double headers that they used to show.   Clap

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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Mar-2013 at 02:03
15 years before,i have started my lessons with futuristic overview about subject&technology resources we had than about it.Now i start like:Even "Sony" does not knows about it's future production programs . Wе have only 20 years between VHS tapes&CD tech&flash memories.New TV comes on or goes out? New eye lenses for interactive picture projecting on retina will expel our TV sets out of our homes.New devices will use umbilical cord with our brain directly so that reality&Fantasy we can not recognize.Have you check your cord is still on?Big smileNeo does not calls you?LOL



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