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FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:59:51 PM »
#1 - Isaac Asimov

VS

#16 - JRR Tolkien
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 12:12:01 AM »
Clas of the titans here, but 'm more of a fantophile than an SF person so JRRT gets the vote.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 01:41:55 AM »
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 02:57:16 AM »
Tolkien's the better fantasy writer :)

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 04:08:26 AM »
Both contributed to their respective genres in substantive, lasting ways, but these contributions are far out of proportion; Asimov refined and expanded the SF genre in the niche-area of robotics. Tolkien all but established the Fantasy genre - and simultaneously provided a near-insurmountable cornerstone work of lasting quality.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 09:17:27 AM »
Both contributed to their respective genres in substantive, lasting ways, but these contributions are far out of proportion; Asimov refined and expanded the SF genre in the niche-area of robotics. Tolkien all but established the Fantasy genre - and simultaneously provided a near-insurmountable cornerstone work of lasting quality.

Clas of the titans here, but 'm more of a fantophile than an SF person so JRRT gets the vote.

Yes, I feel the same about where they fit, and like Elfy I'm more F than SF, so go with Tolkien.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 07:15:34 PM »
Asimov gets my vote again. There's more variety to his work, and it's easier to get into. For me at least.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Isaac Asimov vs. JRR Tolkien
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 10:05:08 AM »
I’d vote Asimov against others on the battle list, but not against JRRT.
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