Date: Tue, 22-Jan-85 16:06:26 EST
Posted: Tue Jan 22 16:06:26 1985
Date-Received: Fri, 25-Jan-85 05:09:17 EST
Organization: Boeing Aerospace Co., Seattle, WA
> Dune was rejected 13 times before being published.
> Pretty amazing for a book that is undisputably the BEST
> SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL EVER WRITTEN (not necessarily the
> most popular ; the Bible still holds that title).
I dispute your claim. Nightfall, by Isaac Asimov was voted
the best short story, and the Foundation Trilogy, also by Asimov,
the best longer work. The vote was by the members of the World
SF Convention. The only other comparable selection might be
if the Science Fiction Writers Association decided to vote on
all time bests.
Both groups give annual awards for best work of one year,
the Hugos by the Worldcon, and the Nebulas by SFWA. I believe
Dune won both, but that's only one year.
Dani Eder / Boeing / ssc-vax!eder / Ad Astra! (To the Stars!)