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.