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Re: Best SF ever [message #114242] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20
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Date: Tue, 22-Jan-85 16:06:26 EST
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>   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).
> 
> iddic!brucec

     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!)
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