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Author Topic: And the Winner of the Science Fiction Novel contest is DUNE  (Read 1810 times)
Castle Watchcat
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Anything for a Weird Life

« on: May 12, 2010, 01:59:32 PM »

Voting just closed, and it was very very close.  Hitchhiker's Guide got 12 votes, and Dune got 14.  If any one Herbert voter had got for Douglas Adams instead, the result would have been different (since it would then be a tie, and my vote for Dune would have been cast out). 

Passions ran high, and the result may have hinged on the question of if Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a proper science fiction novel at all.  I think it is.  Being funny doesn't discount some pretty good SF ideas - not to mention some fantastic commentary on human nature.  But I also think that Dune is in so many ways the ultimate SF novel, the best and most widely regarded the genre has produced.  And Dune is officially the favorite SF novel of the Escape Artists boards. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 03:34:21 PM »

 Undecided  Cry
Pseudopod Tiger
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Mmm. Tiger.

« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 04:47:11 PM »

I love Hitchhikers, but Dune was quite the awesome book, so I can concede defeat to it.  As sci fi goes, I'd pick only a small amount of novels over Dune, that book was pretty epic.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?
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Kibitzer: A meddler who offers unwanted advice

« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 09:41:31 PM »


(Insert here my internal dialogue about whether THGTTG is sci-fi or not)

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