I am a longtime reader of science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction, having been hooked at an early age by Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the Star Trek serials.
What I most appreciate in these genres is an author’s freedom and ability to pose fascinating “what if” questions and then take their characters – along with the reader – through the worlds they’ve created to see an example of what that scenario would look like. (Extra points for creating characters one can relate to in those situations – if not always admire.)
In my search for new books to read, I often found myself frustrated by how difficult it was to find lists of recommended books from like-minded reviewers, and I also wanted to document my thoughts on the books I was already reading – hence the site you’re looking at now, as my own drop in the bucket of sff review sites out there.
If anyone finds my recommendations useful or interesting, then great! I hope you enjoy!
– Chris Lienemann