The Endurance of Science Fiction

If you read old science fiction tales about Martian invasions and trips to the moon, you may think that you're reading obsolete works. But Frank Herbert, the late author of the Dune series, wrote that the genre reaches into something fundamentally timeless:

Science fiction, because it ventures into no man's lands, tends to meet some of the requirements posed by Jung in his explorations of archetypes, myth structures and self-understanding. It may be that the primary attraction of science fiction is that it helps us understand what it means to be human.

Which science fiction authors currently writing today do you think will still be widely read 100 years from now?


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Nitpicky semantics, I know, but that is actually the cover the the Avalon Hill Dune boardgame (AFAIK, wasn't ever used for a Dune book). However, the game is pretty good (actually OOP and very collectable) and it may still be played 100 years from now too. ;-)
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