Who was more influential on modern fiction: Arthur C Clarke or Isaac Asimov?

United States
March 21, 2008 10:18am CST
I know there are so many others that have affected where modern fiction, especially sci-fi, is today, but between these two (My favorite 2 Sci-Fi writers for as long as I can remember), who had the biggest impact? Who had the biggest impact on you personally? With Clarke's recent passing, alot of stories have focused on his importance in both literature and science, but when asked he would always praise Isaac Asimov as far more important than himself. How do you feel? Can you even choose?
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@mrtimharry (1180)
21 Mar 08
Would have to give my vote to Asimov, just. Clarke, asimov and Heinlein were all influentual, but as Asimov was the most prolific he gets the edge
• United States
21 Mar 08
That's one for Asimov. And I tend to agree.