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That's a rather narrow definition. I can think of several acknowleged classics just off the top of my head that aren't covered by that.

(Dune, A Clockwork Orange, Stand on Zanzibar, The Shape of Things to Come and The Stars My Destination, in case you're wondering).
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I suppose "Invades" is pretty good for a random neuron misfire. Come on, I only knew it existed because of MST!

Quality science fiction means that fictional technology is used to amplify the meaning of the plot.
Sadly, that disqualifies most good sci-fi
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You consider Clockwork Orange to be scifi?
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You consider Clockwork Orange to be scifi?
No, I consider it screwed-up

on-topic: I don't remember anyone mentioning the godfather of all sci-fi films, though...

The Time Machine

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Nay.
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*In the vein of Chris's Invincible Super-Blog*

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Dammit, Thor! You know real English.
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Has every thread now just become a link thread?

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I thought I did, once, but you managed to make me not sure even about that.
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Ooh, The Time Machine! Can we add that to the list as a possibility?

Can I vote for more than one thing?
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It occurs to me that the first Harry Potter might be worth considering too.

But really, can we have a poll already? I think we've got enough options floating around.
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Not that Harry Potter isn't good, but it's fantasy. One hundred percent fantasy. We do scifi here. Or at least stuff that is any percentage scifi.
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SO HELP ME I WILL TURN THIS CAR AROUND
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What what sort of car would Zeke drive anyhow? My first thought was a Yugo, but I think a Trabant would somehow suit him better.
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Zeke, watch the road! You're going to drive into that poll!

Or possibly "(FOOOOOM)". Haven't decided yet.
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What what sort of car would Zeke drive anyhow? My first thought was a Yugo, but I think a Trabant would somehow suit him better.
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You a Barenaked Ladies fan, Zeke?
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Two Lord of the Rings fivers and a fair number of OC fivers beg to differ with this whole strictly sci-fi attitude. I would argue that Star Wars is 100% fantasy as well. In any case, Harry Potter is far from off-limits. I know the idea has been bounced around at least once.

So poll-wise... are we there yet?
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Lay off for the moment, IJD. I gave a talk today, I have an exam Saturday, and I have assignments way overdue. This will be over soon, but it isn't now.

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