I’m A Science Fiction Nerd And — This Is My Genre #Tag

How perfect in SciFiMonth that Norrie over at, Reading Under The Blankie, tagged me to talk more about my favourite genre—which just happens to be, science fiction. As if I haven’t stopped all month boring everyone with my book and author recommendations, here’s me talking a little bit more about the genre I love.

This tag was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek.

What is your favourite genre?

Ha! As if readers stopping by my blog don’t already now, but in case you didn’t, it’s science fiction. And the even broader umbrella: speculative fiction.

Who is your favourite author in this genre?

One? Only one? You’re kidding me I’d have to say, as a child, maybe Robert A. Heinlein, but in my teenage years it was probably Anne McCaffrey and C. J. Cherryh I read the most. It’s hard to choose only one.

What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I’ve said it before, it’s the sheer scope and range of the genre that’s epic: from space opera, to military SF, climate SF, near future, dystopian, far-flung futures, colonization, gadgets and tech, the possibilities are as endless as “what-if”.

What is the book that started your love of this genre?

I think I posted earlier in the month about the books that got me hooked into reading SF. Most of those earlier books were Robert Heinlein’s juveniles: Red Planet, Podkyne of Mars, Have Space Suit Will Travel. All fun adventure stories featuring tweens and young teenagers.

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

You only have to read through most of November’s posts to find me recommending this book or that author. But try: 6 Sci-Fi Book Suggestions For People Who Don’t Like SF.

Why do you read?

That’s like asking me: Why do you breath? It’s an automatic response I have no control over. I have to read, just as I have to breath.


Okay, I’d love to know what your favourite genre is: Vera | Inge | Joe

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  1. Thanks for tagging me, it surprised me to see my name in your post 🙂 I’m learning new things about SF every time I check your site! I still have another tag pending from you too, I know I’ll have to take some action soon 😉

    • November 27, 2018

      The tag is “What is your favourite Genre” Inge, and I know you, and Vera, both enjoy a lot of different books, so I thought to tag you and find out what your fav genre is, and what you most love to read, which, I think I already know: crime and mystery fiction!

      And there’s no pressure to do the tag(s), okay!

  2. November 27, 2018

    Ha ha, I love your answers. Especially the one to the ‘why do you read’ question. Well said!!
    By the way your posts about sci-fi haven’t bored me at all. If anything, both your and Norrie’s posts really increased my interest in this genre and quite nicely extended my ‘to be read’ list. Thank you for all of your recommendations, I will definitely read some of those books.
    And thanks for the tag, challenge accepted.

    • November 27, 2018

      My warped sense of humour takes over at times, and I can’t help myself. Book addicts need books as much as they need oxygen. Whether they read all their books is another matter, right? 😉

      The SciFiMonth has been fun and I’ve enjoyed finding out what everyone else likes and have been reading. Which is another reason why I tagged you and Inge for this one, and look forward to finding out more about your fav genre(s)!

      • November 27, 2018

        He he, as a fantasy nerd can not wait to talk about my fav genre soon. Thanks for thinking of me! 🙂

        • November 27, 2018

          I’m looking forward to having a read, Mme. Fantasy! 😉

  3. November 26, 2018

    “Why do you breathe”… indeed! Well said 🙂
    Basically why anyone does anything, right? 😀

    Also, i’m furiously checking out all these books you mentioned on goodreads 😀

    • November 26, 2018

      Ha! Ha! Life has it’s priorities, right?

      Oh, and I’m still compiling my Robert Heinlein master list, which might be a while yet.

  4. November 26, 2018

    Exactly reading is breathing Alexandra 🙂

    • November 26, 2018

      Ah, of all people I knew you would understand! 😉

  5. November 26, 2018

    LOL – your response to “why do you read” got me! Excellent post – I enjoyed reading your answers 🙂

    • November 26, 2018

      Thanks, Christina. I think I can pretty much say anyone who is a book addict would have given the same answer. Like food and air, we all need our books! 😀

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