I should have known better. No sooner had I sent an email asking everyone at New Scientist to vote for their best and worst sci-fi films and books than my inbox was deluged with responses. This is how they voted in the book category.
Worst sci-fi books:
There was no clear winner, but the nominees for this uncoveted position included L Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics and Arthur C Clarke’s 3001 – the latter “for comprehensively bollocksing up one of the classics of the genre. It had none of the meaning and richness of the earlier books and none of the scope,” wrote one editor.
October 2, 2008