I like science fiction and fantasy for a lot of the same reasons, but they are very different and often have a distinct group of readers. I grew up on both, starting my serious reading adventures with the Doomfarers of Caramonde by Brian Daley.
It’s a story about a Vietnam era soldier who takes his APC crew through a portal to a magical world and has a bunch of adventures. By today’s standards, from a marketing perspective, this is a portal fantasy. I loved it because it involved going someplace impossible and doing amazing things in a dazzling new world where anything was possible.
I used to read it every year, but haven’t touched it for a while. Maybe I should go back and decide if it’s as good as I remember.
As time went by, I discovered authors like David Weber and John Ringo. I read Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. There were others who wrote more scientific fiction, and science fiction that probably was better classified as space fantasy.
What genre is Dune, really?
I’ve always been very happy in a book.
I’ve read thrillers, post apocalyptic stories, and historical fiction. It really just depends on my mood.
Right now I am enjoying science fiction and I have been invited to write in a major post apocalyptic series.
Regardless, I’m extremely fortunate to write stuff that people actually want to read. Maybe I’m not full-time, but I’m loving it and am often blown away by the support I get from people I never met before I started publishing books.
Until next time,