Plenty of people have picked up on the fact that, when it comes to Science Fiction, I am more into the movies, television shows, comic books and video games than the books that (may have) inspired them. This isn’t for lack of trying.
I freely admit that I am primarily a Fantasy guy when it comes to books. My instinct is to grab the Jordan or Martin books, maybe a little Kate Elliot or J.V. Jones, too. I like the hero’s journey, the adventure – sometimes I can get lost in the science of science fiction, if that makes sense. It’s like a math test. I hate math and I hate tests.
Having said that, I am not comfortable being a one trick pony. I want to broaden my horizons, branch out into other things. To that end, I’ve recently picked up tomes by John Scalzi, Kevin J. Anderson, Elizabeth Moon, Mike Resnick & Michael Moorcock, to name a few.
But, everyone knows that the best way to get into a new author or book is by word of mouth, right? Recommendations from folks you know. So here’s your chance to convert me.
Tell me what your favorite science fiction novel is and give me ONE good reason why I should read it.
Too hard? Think of it like Twitter – keep it short, sweet and succinct. You don’t have to keep it under 140 characters but you do have to sum it up in such a way that it compels me to go shell out the $5-$25 for the book.