About the Author…
Well, hopefully the blog speaks for itself, and you have no need of this information.
I’m 44 years old, and I have a life-long love affair with reading and with reading science fiction. Movies, not so much. So this blog represents a change in direction, though I’m not giving up on reading, obviously.
I can’t really remember when I started reading science fiction to the extent I did, or why. I do remember that I was fascinated by science as far back as I can remember, and that a lot of my early reading was of pure non-fiction science. I certainly don’t remember what SF book I first picked up…
I do, however, remember one of my first really positive SF reading experiences. My school librarian, Mrs. Carter, recommended a book called The Tripods to me. Written by John Christopher for young adults and constituting a trilogy (The White Mountains, The City of Lead and Gold, and The Pool of Fire), the books chronicle the revolt of humans against their alien masters.
I can also fondly remember finding out how the card catalog system worked in my public library, and promptly going to the “Science Fiction” entry and working my way through the entire library. That meant I started with Poul Anderson, went on to Isaac Asimov, and…well, you get the idea. I have read a lot of the classics of the genre.
As an adult, I still read a lot of science fiction. I like the hard stuff best at this point: science fiction that takes its science seriously. I do have a soft spot in my heart for the giant epic space opera, though.