Thursday, January 25, 2007

Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?

Which science fiction writer are you?

I took the quiz, and it said I'm most like Isaac Asimov.

After I stopped laughing, I considered whether or not my stories are like any of the Science Fiction writers I admire.

I only wish. I include sentient dolphins in my latest story, but I'm not like David Brin or S. L. Viehl. My plots show a post-apocalyptic element, but that doesn't make me an Asimov or a Bradbury.

I nearly go into a trance remembering the characters - the worlds, created by writers such as Verner Vinge and Michael Swanwick. Who needs spaceships to explore the unknown universe, when a book by Arthur C. Clarke will take me far beyond Tau Ceti? A rousing action tale by C. J. Cherryh, or a social anthropological parable by Alan Dean Foster - either one is a ticket off this planet for the ride of my life.

Which Science Fiction author am I? Me. One more voice, singing my own thread in the great counterpoint of Science Fiction lore. If there is one place in the universe that is less well-known than outer space, it is inside of the human mind. I'm an explorer - I'm a writer.

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