May142014

Gail Answers 8 Questions About Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books (Occasional FAQ)

Over on SF Signal they posted an 8 Questions about Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books a little while ago. It looked like fun, Gentle Reader, I thought I would take a run at it myself.

  1. The first science fiction, fantasy or horror book I ever read was:
    Does Harold and the Purple Crayon count? If not then it was The Water-Babies or the Borrowers or Tom’s Midnight Garden? If those don’t count either, then probably The Hobbit.
  2. The last science fiction, fantasy or horror book I read that I’d put in my “Top 20″ list is:
    Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith. (To be fair, top 20 is hard for me to calculate but I would say I put it in “one of my Top 20 lists” which is still a big deal for someone like me who is a voracious yet unbelievably picky reader.) I read it about a year ago as an ebook and just purchased it in print for my permanent collection and reread.
  3. The last science fiction, fantasy or horror book I couldn’t finish was:
    The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black. Sorry, too creepy for my taste.
  4. A science fiction, fantasy or horror author whose work I cannot get enough of is:
    Robin McKinley
  5. A science fiction, fantasy or horror author I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read yet is:
    William Gibson
  6. A science fiction, fantasy or horror book I would recommend to someone who hasn’t read sf/f/h is…
    Always dependent on what they normally read. Romance reader? Warprize. History buff? Lord of Two Lands. Literary? Gate to Women’s Country. Military? Valor’s Choice
  7. A science fiction, fantasy or horror book that’s terribly underrated is:
    Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affiare.
  8. A science fiction, fantasy or horror book that’s terribly overrated is:
    Most novel length stuff by Asimov, his shorts are vastly superior.

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