Sci-fi, the genre of what ifs, bold theories and epic journies has always fascinated me. Kaleena @Reader Voaracious now tagged me to talk about it some more.
Well, don’t mind if I do.
This tag was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek.
What is your favourite genre?
I do enjoy a wide range of books, but I always find myself drawn to speculative fiction and the many sub-genres of sci-fi.
Who is your favourite author from this genre?
What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
The endless possibilities, the alien yet so familiar worlds, super high-tech gadgets, epic discoveries, insightful commentary on society. It never fails to amaze me.
What is the book that started your love for the genre?
I think it was actually a movie. My grandpa was a hardcore sci-fi fan, and I remember one summer evening in particular, when he was more antsy-pants than usual. That evening we watched Krull, and I was lost. That shit is epic! Even though it came out in 1983, it’s still enjoyable.
The first sci-fi book I actually remember reading, The Ring by Daniel Keys Moran, was also from my grandpa’s library. Not so long ago I managed to track down a copy and order it from the US, and now I’m just keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it’s as good as I remembered.
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?
Well, I’m glad you said “at least”… I don’t think it’s possible to find the ultimate sci-fi book that will appeal to everyone even among the science-geekily inclined, so I would definitely need to know more about the person before I opened my mouth. Two weeks ago I picked 7 books that I think are a great start. Need more inspo? How about these?
Why do you read?
Because I can?
I also find it entertaining, often eye-opening, and it certainly doesn’t hurt my vocabulary. I love how books stimulate my brain, and my imagination can run free.