Sci-Fi Favorite Type of Sci Fi

Favorite Type of Sci Fi

  • Cyberpunk (ex. Blade Runner)

    Votes: 18 25.7%
  • Steampunk (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

    Votes: 6 8.6%
  • Space Opera/ Inter Planetary (Star Trek/ Star Wars)

    Votes: 45 64.3%
  • Post-Apocolyptic (Omega Man)

    Votes: 16 22.9%
  • Dying Earth (Planet of the Apes)

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Time Travel (Terminator)

    Votes: 15 21.4%
  • Alternate Universe (Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes)

    Votes: 11 15.7%
  • Short (Twilight Zone type things)

    Votes: 7 10.0%
  • Plain Old Future (A Scanner Darkly)

    Votes: 5 7.1%
  • Other/ Not mentioned

    Votes: 9 12.9%

  • Total voters
Nov 21, 2008
1) Time Travel ('Sirens of Titan'...Vonnegut)
2) Alternate Universe ('Book of Job'...Heinlein)
3) Post-Apocolyptic ('The Lathe of Heaven'...LeGuin)


The Red Tarheel
Dec 7, 2007
Morganton, NC
Space Opera/Inter-Planetary(Star Wars)
Other(Military Sci-Fi.......example: Heinlein's Starship Troopers, David Weber's Honor Harrington series)
Jul 10, 2008
Brooklyn NYC
i really dont think in terms of genre, more in individual authors.
the authors i like from the 50s, 60s or 70s are Corwainer Smith, , Ursula LeGuin, Harl Ellison, Larry Niven, Sam Delaney and Brian Aldiss.
I like long series of books like Ringworld and Dune; that whole sweeping epic thing. And i like the bizarre but well executed stuff that guys like Cordwainer Smith and R.A. Lafferty wrote.
As to newer stuff, M. John Harrison, Kay Kenyon. Kay kenyon is halfway through her own trilogy now, check it out. I liked the first two books a lot.
I read shorts anthologies a lot too.


Almost Super-Powered
Jun 18, 2009
Tempe, AZ
For me, it doesn't get better than Blade Runner. I noticed a few years ago that every new science fiction movie I watch gets an initial appraisal based on how it compares to Blade Runner. I wasn't even doing this on purpose I think, just wishful thinking for more sci-fi noir.
Jun 27, 2009
Spece opera, alien invasions, visions of the future (distopic or utopic ), military sci fi , " X Files style"...yeah...this are my favorite sci fi genres...

And this is my first post here...hello all!!!:)
Mar 15, 2008
Any all.
The best are always the ones with engineering, errors, escape, entrapment, and erotica.
If it has a "cookie" in it, it's always better. Be that Ivanova, Rand, Troy, 7 of 9. etc..
The Phillip K. Dick stuff as Blade Runner, Screamers, Imposter usually ... does.
The newest Outer Limits (Canadian) has many as well.
These people knows what sells me.


Rocket Ranger
Sep 6, 2009
South Florida
Not surprised that space opera/inter planetary is leading in the votes. For a lot of people, including myself, Star Wars and/or Star Trek are what got us into sci-fi to begin with.
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