Fellow 2004 Clarion traveler slithytove did the "Which SF Author Are You?" and got Hal Clement. So I figured I'd try, but had a hard time figuring out which answers to use, because several did NOT fit what I am trying to write. I knew it would send me off to the far reaches of space, and I got:
E.E. "Doc" SmithThe inventor of space opera. His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.
Actually, I kindof like E.E. "Doc" Smith, and lord knows his space opera was written with serious purple prose. But I don't think I write that way. Really -- no.
So I Tried Again
... and changed some answers and got:
Isaac AsimovOne of the most prolific writers in history, on any imaginable subject. Cared little for art but created lasting and memorable tales.
Hmm. I suppose if I tried a little harder I might get Robert Heinlein. (grin) I think a blender might be needed. Seriously.