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The CoolSciFi Literature Poll

Discussion in 'Books' started by Tom, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. Hard SciFi

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. Science Fiction

    15 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. Fantasy

    7 vote(s)
    21.9%
  4. Adventure

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Horror

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. Alternate Reality

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Mystery

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Romance

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. War

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  10. Something Else

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    What is your favorite genre of literature to read?

    You have to choose your favorite ONE.

    Comment if you want...
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    HHHmm... I think a multi-choice poll would've worked better in my case. Most of my reading is about split even between sci-fi/fantasy novels, with a trend towards horror like King & Koontz, and with 'suspense' type novels dealing with the Cold War, WWII, and others in the genre. Based upon my 2007 reading list I had to give the slight nod to the latter category so I went to the Mystery poll option.
     
  3. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Interesting choices...........I don't have any particular favorites(over on the scifiexplorers website I've got some of the sci/fi novels I've read over the past year......look under the thread First Post over there..........

    Anyway, I'm more inclined to read military sci/fi than any other sci-fi sub/genre(one particular favorite of mine is Starship Troopers..how a really good novel like that could get turned into an abominable movie is beyond the pale.......:mad:).....right now I'm reading some of the Honor Harrington series of novels by David Weber(a very good series of novels IMO)

    .....oh, I voted for the war option on the poll(didn't see military sci/fi listed, so I went with the closest option listed).....
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    mlittle2005, it sounds like our preferred reading genres might have some overlap. I've already read Starship Troopers but am not familiar with the Honor Harrington series. What other titles/authors would you put on the recommended reading list?
     
  5. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    There's a couple of authors and titles that come to mind......
    ~~Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
    ~~David Drake, Hammer's Slammers series
    ~~Wing Commander series of books(written by several authors including Mercedes Lackey and William Forstchen)
    ~~Joe Haldeman, The Forever War
    ~~Barry Longyear's novella Enemy Mine
     
  6. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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  7. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I'm still building the list and I am just going by the recommended titles but soon I will be adding the titles I own too.
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Looks like you need a Facebook account to view it.
     
  9. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Thanx
     
  10. zebcarter

    zebcarter Cadet

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    some others to must read list, " the lensman series" by E.E, doc Smith
     
  11. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Can't see anything and I have a facebook account!

    Could be due to not having the widget myself or simply not in friends circle
     
  12. recall

    recall Captain

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    Is "something else"....future war? If so, I picked the right one.
     
  13. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    Sci-Fi for me the most even though i do read all the others with the exception of romance.
     
  14. sreeja

    sreeja Scout

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    I like Romance and Horror.
     
  15. razorleaf

    razorleaf Scout

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    If I had to choose, I prefer fantasy in novels, and sci-fi in films.

    I love it when I get an unexpected crossover, though... I just finally got around to reading all of Terry Brooks' "Shannara" titles; I'd read the earlier ones when I was a kid, but hadn't checked out the later series. The second book of the "Voyage" series takes a weird sci-fi turn; totally caught me by surprise! One moment, it's all "swords 'n' sorcery"; the next, he's talking about giant AI systems utilizing magic-weilding elves as energy sources?!? It was cool, though!
     
  16. Omphalos

    Omphalos Orthodox Herbertarian

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    SF. By far, SF.
     
  17. JRScherer

    JRScherer Captain

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    I chose 'fantasy', but I would qualify 'heroic fantasy' as being the specific genre I seek out above all others. Stuff like Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, and Karl Edward Wagner.
     
  18. booktags

    booktags Scout

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    I like both fantasy and sci-fi. However, if I have to pick one it's fantasy. I like the mixture of mid evil history and magic/technology.
     
  19. Electric Moon

    Electric Moon Here to conquer Earth

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    Sci-fi...
    Nuff said.
     
  20. scifichic

    scifichic Ensign

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    What is reading?
     

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