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The CoolSciFi Literature Poll

What fiction do you like to read the most?

  • Hard SciFi

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • Science Fiction

    Votes: 15 46.9%
  • Fantasy

    Votes: 7 21.9%
  • Adventure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Horror

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • Alternate Reality

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mystery

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • Romance

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • War

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • Something Else

    Votes: 3 9.4%

  • Total voters
    32

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
Joined
Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
#2
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.
 

Webster

The Red Tarheel
Joined
Dec 7, 2007
Location
Morganton, NC
#3
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).....
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
Joined
Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
#4
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?
 

Webster

The Red Tarheel
Joined
Dec 7, 2007
Location
Morganton, NC
#5
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?
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
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
#7
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.
 

Tim

Creative Writer
Joined
Jan 16, 2005
Location
England
#11
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
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2008
#15
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!
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2009
Location
Des Moines, IA
#17
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.
 
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
#18
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.