Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who's Hal Clement?

Ellie was kind enough to thank me, so I visited her blog, again, and found this:

I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

To my shame I have to admit I don't have the slightest idea of who this guy is. It might be because only one of his books was translated into Finnish, and I have read 99% of scifi in Finnish...

Then there was this short story challenge... it's international, but has entry fees... so... Have to think about that a little bit more :-D


Helena said...

Funny thing -- I don't read science fiction, but my next novel (and I was gonna swear off writing!) would surely be categorized as sci fi. Oh well -- when a story is good, who cares about genres?

Henric C.Jensen said...

Now, that was interesting - wonder why I never heard of him.

Thanks for the info, Ket :)

Ellie said...

I must admit I've never heard of him either! Thanks for the short story challenge link.

Hart Johnson said...

So this is what I got:

Arthur C. Clarke
Well known for nonfiction science writing and for early promotion of the effort toward space travel, his fiction was often grand and visionary.

And I don't know either one of them. My Sci-Fi reading is a little limited. I am not particularly interested in future technology and some sci fi seems to be light on the human piece, but I do like some of it--prefer the medical or genetic to machine stuff.