Do You Like the Sci-fi/ Fantasy Genre?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Re: Do You Like the Sci-fi/ Fantasy Genre?

Post by Kdonegan91 » 15 Jun 2017, 20:17

I do not enjoy sci-fi or fantasy novels. I enjoy realism and real life events. I just can't seem to stay interested in a sci-fi or fantasy book especially when something crazy takes place that could never really happen. I do not enjoy this genre in movies either.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 16 Jun 2017, 16:37

I think the overwhelming success of Harry Potter ushered in this era of fantasy books and movies. Maybe the world as it is is no longer enough to entertain us earthlings. I followed Harry to the end but vampires and deadly games are not my thing.

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Post by Jax14 » 17 Jun 2017, 01:23

My interests were firmly rooted in the crime and horror genres as I thought fantasy was silly. A friend then introduced me to Piers Antony and Terry Pratchett (among others), and my eyes were opened to worlds where only your imagination is the limit and I am now a firm fantasy fan...

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Post by Mollymae » 17 Jun 2017, 20:57

Although I hate to admit it, I am totally addicted to the genre. I can't get enough of dragons and trolls!

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Post by Rosemary Okoko » 17 Jun 2017, 21:59

I like both genres because they make us experience a different world. So long as the theme is right, i'll go for it.

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Post by Books_are_Life » 19 Jun 2017, 13:09

I love both of these genres. As much as more realistic books are great these have a special place in my heart. These genres give my imagination a stretch a give me an absolute escape.

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Post by barb429 » 19 Jun 2017, 14:24

Even though I have always enjoyed sci-fi television and movies, I never really thought that I liked reading it. It wasn't really until a couple of years ago that I realized that I do. It was the same for fantasy - I always felt as though there were too many characters and the books were too dense. It's really been in the past three or four years that I have become interested in reading sci-fi.

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Post by WestIndie001 » 22 Jun 2017, 18:04

Yes I do love the Sci-fi/Fantasy genre. Well, I love it when it's done right. If the author manages to build a believable and exciting world--with a set of rules that make sense--then the genre can potentially be a success. Star Wars, Star Trek, the Marvel Universe have longevity. Exploring a different world, a new world, intrigues people.

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Post by CarrieMe » 22 Jun 2017, 18:34

I do like both genres, but for me, it's less about the genre itself and more about whether I think there's an interesting story being told.

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Post by NikkyT » 26 Jun 2017, 15:37

I wasn't a massive fan of this genre, I then got introduced to Terry Pratchett's "discworld" series, and I love it, now looking at any other books like this to enjoy, any recommendations would be fab.

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Post by Lest92 » 27 Jun 2017, 05:52

I find I've grown out of fantasy, which I know is a sad thing. Sci-fi isn't a genre I like to read, but when I do, I've rarely been disappointed.

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Post by ChillAndRead » 02 Jul 2017, 10:49

I'm not a great fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. To be honest I tend to avoid them...
Sometimes though they come up as really good and enjoyable reads, so I always give some of them a chance!

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 08 Jul 2017, 10:49

I like reading books of Sci-fi and fantasy genre. They are very popular among readers and writers these days.
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Post by IsabelMay » 09 Jul 2017, 16:23

I love to read pretty much everything, especially contemporary, historical fiction and fantasy. It's a strange mix, but it's nice to switch from one genre to the other. Sci-fi on the other hand... I'm not very sure about it. I tried to like it but I don't find it interesting at all.

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Post by 22kcox » 10 Jul 2017, 10:09

I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy both so much! I'm a big fan of Orwell, and I love just about every fantasy book I have ever read. I think they are the easiest to love because they paint a picture that really can't be created in my own life. Sci-Fi is particularly interesting because of small possibility that it could happen.

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