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Saturday, December 20, 2014

What Would a Similar List Look Like for Written SF?

This list of the top 100 SF characters is from TV and movies. What would a similar list look like for written SF? The top ten might be:

  1. Victor Frankenstein: the Mad Scientist archetype (megalomaniac division)
  2. Mr. Cavor: The Mad Scientist archetype (nerdy division)
  3. Hari Seldon: the sane scientist archetype
  4. Lazarus Long: the longevity archetype
  5. D. D. Harriman: the world-saving tycoon archetype
  6. John Wainwright: the mutant superman archetype
  7. Kimball Kinnison: the action hero archetype
  8. Tweel: the friendly extraterrestrial archetype
  9. SPD-13: the friendly robot archetype
  10. Gnut (also known as Gort): the extraterrestrial trying to save us from ourselves archetype
At first, I had Karellen as No. 10 until I recalled Gnut came first.

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