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November 7, 2013

How much do you read science fiction (SF)?

There is not much SF I haven't read, I can tell you who the first credible SF writer was (pre-dating Jules Verne) and which of Vernes' and Wells' books are SF (They both wrote in other genre). I've read most of the 50's 60's SF writers, the usual suspects, ie: Asimov, niven, Helinlen, Morcock, Baldock, Clarke, Le'Guin and Doris Lessings' SF Quintology. Ian M Banks once told me I was sad and should get out more, when I told him, in my opinion, he was the greatest living SF writer. Sadly, while greatly missed, he is replaced by Neil Stephenson, unless some one can persuade me otherwise. Most recently I an reading unknown writers who are offering their writings for free on Amazon, so I have a list if anyone is interested. The quality of both writing and SF in this list is highly varied, but there are some who will clearly be charging for their work in the near future.

Do you have a favourite area of SF?

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I'm a life long SF reader and writer living in Brighton. I make a living as a website developer.

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