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read biography for - dormouse

 dormouse ( 9th Jan 2003, 12:44, Rank: Jedi )  reply

these are the others:
Le Guin is the 20th writer recognized by SFWA as a Grand Master. She joins Robert A. Heinlein (1974), Jack Williamson (1975), Clifford D. Simak (1976), L. Sprague de Camp (1978), Fritz Leiber (1981), Andre Norton (1983), Arthur C. Clarke (1985), Isaac Asimov (1986), Alfred Bester (1987), Ray Bradbury (1988), Lester del Rey (1990), Frederik Pohl (1992), Damon Knight (1994), A.E. van Vogt (1995), Jack Vance (1996), Poul Anderson (1997), Hal Clement (1998), Brian Aldiss (1999) and Philip Jose Farmer (2000).

read biography for - elvum

 elvum ( 10th Jan 2003, 18:50, Rank: Triffid )  reply

If she's legendary, does that mean I should have heard of her? Or indeed more than four of the other 19?

read biography for - Sulkyblue

 Sulkyblue ( 10th Jan 2003, 19:10, Rank: Nazgul )  reply

I can manage 13... although several of them are only through doing library stock checks. I've read stuff by... er..3 *hide*

read biography for - John Kirk

 John Kirk ( 10th Jan 2003, 19:20, Rank: Patrician )  reply

I've read stuff by 5 of them (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, Bester, Bradbury). A few of the other names sound vaguely familiar, but not in the "legendary" sense.

read biography for - bigbob

 bigbob ( 10th Jan 2003, 19:24, Rank: Psycho Historian )  reply

read 13, own 15

read biography for - dormouse

 dormouse ( 10th Jan 2003, 19:42, Rank: Jedi )  reply

all bow down and worship bob!
only two i don't recognise (due to stock checks) are Williamson and Clement. read 7.

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