Lovecraft's "The Walls of Enx" was an incredible exercise of foresight for the 1920's. His utilization of the mad Arab and the Necromonicom as well as his conjuring up the many reptilian creatures around the Miscatonic still evokes visions in my head. Zelazney is immensely entertaining, his Amber series being a masterpiece. We have omitted two authors here who, as far as I'm concerned, are the top of the game. Issac Asimov and his "Foundation Trilogy" was one of the most complex descriptions of a totally separate reality, one of many he wrote. Another author that is over looked is Harlan Ellison. Ellison was in the Sci Fi TV biz in the early and middle 60's. He wrote many of the original "Twilight Zones" as well as the original "Star Trek". Ellison demonstrated an incredible amount of anger in his works. "The Glass Teat" was an expose' on the mass media and it's mind numbing goal upon the masses which he wrote after being tossed out of the loop on many of the shows he was responsible for. As far as anger, his "I have no mouth and I must Scream" is a true masterpiece. He also wrote a story which was adapted as a movie starring Don Johnson who fed his girlfriend to his sentient dog. Watch "A Boy and his Dog" for some good kicks, as with most adaptations it loses a bit in the translation from written word but is still watchable.
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