News: The Book Smugglers Have Been Ruffling Feathers


Check out the book review proving to be as divisive as the book being reviewed.

Robert A. Heinlein and his works have always divided opinion, so it’s fitting that a review of one of his best, should do the same.


On Wednesday, Ana and Thea of The Book Smugglers blog posted a joint review of Robert Heinlein’s Hugo Award winning science fiction novel, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. The review (which is rather critical) has caused a little bit of a stir, which is kind of appropriate considering that Heinlein is such a polarising author.

I’m not going to comment for or against the review, as opinions by book reviewers should not be considered to be wrong or right. But if you’d like to read the review for yourself, the link is here.


The Top Ten Most Influential Science Fiction Authors


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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