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!