Who is your favorite science fiction author?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 21, 2008
“Arthur C. Clarke, because of all the things he got right like geostationary satellites. It’s more science than fiction.”
“Kurt Vonnegut. I just like his social commentary that he laces through the narrative and how he takes metaphors and makes them relevant to our everyday lives.”
“Madeleine L’Engle. She wrote a series of books, and I wasn’t really into science fiction until I read one of them. It was so good that I ended up reading them all.”
“Robert Heinlein. He wrote ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’ He has an incredible sense of humor in his books that I really like.”