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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:37 PM
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Poll question: Philip K Dick or Kurt Vonnegut Jr.?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:39 PM
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1. Ha Ha
You said Dick.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM
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2. You spelled Philip correctly!!!
:bounce:
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM
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3. That's not fair.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM by mouse7
It should be like Philip K. Dick vs. Tom Clancy and Kurt Vonnegut vs. Jackie Collins.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:43 PM
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5. Who said I was fair?
:evilgrin:

I have some other close polls to post in a bit. I'm bored and suddenly I came up with a few.

PKD and Kurt both have a similar style and interests, but approaching from two distinct ways...but I don't think I've ever met a fan of one author that wasn't a fan of the other author either. Similar level of output too. Seemed fair to me, actually. ;-)
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:41 PM
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4. Kurt
but it was a difficult choice.
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:47 PM
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6. Don't make me get in my car
and drive over there and smack you, Kef. If you put the winner up against Harlan Ellison, I just might do it.

But Vonnegut, for me, and only because none of his books read like he spent a year on the first ten chapters and ten minutes on the last one. PKD often disappointed me -- I understand why his books mostly came out that way, but they were still often disappointing.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:08 PM
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7. PKD!
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:16 PM
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8. Vonnegut
Are you kidding me?
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:17 PM
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9. Gotta go with Vonnegut
which may be unfair, because I've read every book of his and none by PKD.

But Vonnegut is the ONLY writer even associated with SciFi that I can tolerate... and I more than tolerate him: I adore him.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:17 PM
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10. I haven't voted yet....
Hmmmmm....people better get in their votes soon. ;-)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:20 PM
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11. This is mean, Kheph!
:P

My two favorite Sci-Fi authors and Sci-Fi social critics ever?

A pox on you! :P
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:52 PM
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12. I abstain
Can't choose. But I'll take either over Ellison.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:18 AM
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13. How the heck do you expect me to choose only one?
Head...exploding...

Tucker
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:22 AM
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14. Ice-9
That says enough.
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