Desperately Seeking Science Fiction and Fantasy

the algerbraistI really love reading science fiction and fantasy. I even write it. 🙂

And I’m forever trawling for a good sci-fi or fantasy haul.

I know there is a lot of fantasy out there, but unfortunately, the minute I start reading something about a quest, a lost throne and / or someone being the only person who can save the world, my eyes glaze over and I move on. I think this is the side-effect of an entire childhood spent reading (and loving) books like these. But I’m over them now. I want something else.

I also love Iain M. Banks for sci-fi, but at the moment, he’s only putting out a book every two or so years, and I’m all caught up.

I really love Linnea Sinclair, but again, I’m all caught up and there isn’t anything new by her out yet. Same goes for Terry Pratchett, my all time favorite fantasy author. All caught up. I really enjoy the sci-fi written by my friend Erica Hayes, and the fantasy world of Alex Bledsoe, but I’m up-to-date there, too.

I’ve recently read the first two books in Elizabeth Vaughan’s series, starting with Warprize, then Warsworn. I’m waiting for Warlord to arrive, and while I do, I’m hunting for new stuff. I’ve just got Patricia Brigg’s first book, Masques, and the sequel, Wolfsbane, but it got me thinking how much I’d really love to find some fresh, different sci-fi and fantasy.

I’m writing some right now, because I can’t find exactly what I love out there. That’s when you know you’re desperate.

So, I’d love to know. Is there a genre you love that you just can’t find enough of? And if you enjoy reading sci-fi and fantasy, please, any recommendations are welcome!

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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13 Responses to Desperately Seeking Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    I used to be a SF fan. I loved Anne McCaffrey. It’s been a while since I craved a SF/fantasy book. You’ve read Emma Bull’s books, right? You might like Elizabeth Bear.

    I’m eager to read what you’re writing. I already know it will be awesome!

  2. Berinn Rae says:

    SFF is my favorite genre (and what I write in, too)! Be sure to check out Wool by Hugh Howey. It deserves the kudos it’s getting. For SFR, both The Galaxy Express and the Smart Girl’s SciFi Blog posts plenty of good books. Enjoy!

    • Hi Berinn Rae. I’ve actually got a sample of Wool on my Kindle, I’ll definitely make time to read it. And thanks for the blog recommendations! And I’m off to get your book Collision right now!

  3. Michelle,
    The only sci-fi I’ve read a lot of is Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide series ;). I’ve heard a lot of great things about Wool, too, though, and I’ll bet I’d love whatever it is you’re writing!!
    Marilyn Brant`s last blog was …Happy “Pi” Day!

  4. I read a LOT of Star Wars and Alien books. Absolutely loved them! Unfortunately, I haven’t picked up one in a while. I’ve been meaning to move on to Ann Aguirre, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ve heard great things about Orson Scott Card, but I’m very hesitant to pick up The Host after that mess called Twilight.

    The funny thing is as much as I love sci-fi, I’ve never written any. I just don’t feel like I could do it justice. Good luck with the WIP!

    • Thanks for the recommendations, Marcia. Like you with sci-fi, I’ve always loved reading contemporary romantic suspense, but I don’t think I’ll ever write it.

  5. Barbara Elness says:

    I love SciFi and Scifi Romance and I too love Linnea Sinclair. I recently read Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher and I thought it was a fantastic story with a unique premise and great characters. Another book I loved is Patti O’Shea’s Ravyn’s Flight. Susan Grant’s Borderlands series and Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series are great too.

  6. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Michelle,

    That is exactly why I ended up writing YA books – my daughter couldn’t find anything out there that she wanted – in many genres. Lol.

    Thanks for the new authors to check out!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Touched by Death – free on the 26th and 27th

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