The Top Ten Most Influential Science Fiction Authors


MANY GREATS HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK. BUT WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL?

There maybe no definitive answer, but here is a list of the ten most influential Science Fiction authors ever.

 

I have recently been contemplating on which authors have had the most profound impact and influence on Science Fiction literature over the years, and many writers came to mind. As a challenge to myself, I decided to draw up a list of the ten most influential writers of the genre ever. I have tried to be as objective as possible, so I have disregarded whether or not I actually like the work of the authors who made it onto my list.

Now without further delay, counting down from ten, here are the ten most influential science fiction writers of all time.

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Review: Brilliance Of The Moon By Lian Hearn


PEACE COMES AT THE PRICE OF BLOODSHED.

Five battles. Four to win. One to lose. Takeo and Kaede’s journey reaches a dramatic and violent conclusion.

 

Book CoverBrilliance Of The Moon
(Tales Of The Otori, Book 3)

Lian Hearn

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback, 368 Pages
Date: 1st April 2005 (First Published 2004)

ISBN-10: 0330426931
ISBN-13: 978-0330426930

 
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With Brilliance Of The Moon, author, Lian Hearn takes readers back to the world of the Three Countries for (what was intended to be) the final time. While there has subsequently been further instalments, book three of Tales Of The Otori does bring to a close the story of protagonists Takeo and Kaede.

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The Enduring Appeal Of The Chronicles Of Narnia


IT HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF MANY CHILDHOODS

So what is the secret of The Chronicles Of Narnia’s seemingly never-ending success?

 

ImageSince the publication of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, in 1950, and the subsequent releases of the following six books of The Chronicles Of Narnia between then and 1956, C.S. Lewis’ classic children’s fantasy series has remained in print continuously.

It is a testament to the popularity of the series, that if you were to stop a hundred random people on the street today and ask them to name any children’s fantasy book series, chances are good that most would mention The Chronicles Of Narnia.

So what is the reason for the enduring popularity of C.S. Lewis’ most famous work?

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Review: Priestess Of The White By Trudi Canavan


THE EAGERLY AWAITED FIRST BOOK OF A NEW TRILOGY.

If it was worth the wait is debatable. Fans Of The Black Magician Trilogy should brace themselves for disappointment.

 

Book CoverPriestess Of The White
(The Age Of The Five Trilogy, Book 1)

Trudi Canavan

Genre: High Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 688 Pages
Date: 4th March 2010 (First Published 2005)

ISBN-10: 1841499633
ISBN-13: 978-1841499635

 
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So what do you do after writing a critically acclaimed, best selling fantasy trilogy? That was the question facing Australian author Trudi Canavan after the success of The Black Magician Trilogy, which earned her a legion of fans who would eagerly await whatever she wrote next. Her answer appeared in the form of, Priestess Of The White, the first book of a new trilogy called The Age Of The Five, which, unlike its predecessor, is not aimed at the Young Adult audience.

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