A DARK CLOUD HANGS OVER THE HOUSE OF CHALION
A RELUCTANT HERO IS THRUST INTO THE ROLE OF SAVIOUR, TO PROTECT THE ROYAL HEIR TO THE THRONE FROM A SINISTER CURSE
The Curse Of Chalion
(World Of The Five Gods, Book 1)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Genre: High Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 448 Pages
Date: 11th April 2006 (First Published 2000)
Lois McMaster Bujold is an author whose name is, perhaps, synonymous with science fiction. However, no reader could have any genuine concerns when a writer of her calibre chooses to step somewhat out of her comfort zone to write a high fantasy novel. Bujold is, after all, one of the most acclaimed and decorated genre authors ever, with four Hugo Awards for best novel to her name; equalling Robert Heinlein’s record. That being the case, it should come as no surprise to learn that The Curse Of Chalion is a splendid novel, coming as it does, from a writer with such a pedigree.
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.