So the very first time Vicki talked to me was when I mentioned I'd read "Look Homeward, Angel" and she started asking me questions aboutA true visionary. My fave might be "Rendezvous With Rama"
But Vonnegut and Heinlein always resonated more with me.
"Cat's Cradle" Ice 9, baby, source of the name one of the Dead's publishing companies..
The movie version of "Slaughterhouse Five" while pretty good, still fell a bit short, bet Kubrick coulda aced it, he loved to do novels. Think he was putting together "Clockwork Orange", so maybe a net gain overall.
First "real" sci-fi novel I ever read as a kid (after "Danny Dunn") was Heinlein's first novel, "Red Planet".
And the movie version of "Starship Troopers" (and the first couple of sequels) was magnificent. Hit the nail squarely on the head.
Gotta love them bugs.
Ditto. I remember checking out every Heinlein book that was on the shelves in my elementary school library and then buying new books as they were published as my age and allowance increased. I discovered and read Asimov sometime thereafter and eventually Clark but he never quite had the favorite "OMG, New Book, Gotta BUY!!!!" status of others.I was more of a Heinlein kid!
I was gonna' mention Asimov and Heinlein too. Anyway, that was back in the era when sci-fi was for geeks. I'm proud to be one.Oh yes, Robert Heinlein! And let's not forget Isaac Asimov! I have shelves full of the paperbacks of these authors, it's one of the ways I survived being a teenager in the '70's...
I like so many, but Heinlein, Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson are some of my faves. I consumed a ton of sci-fi in high school which led me straight to the cyberpunk authors in the 80s and 90s.
I find it so ironic how difficult it used to be to talk sci-fi with people who didn't read it years ago and even poo-pooed it. Now, however, we are living in an age built on technology envisioned and conceived by sci-fi authors and thematically, it dominates the majority of video games, films, TV shows, and young adult books. Kind of curious how that happened.