September 27, 2020, 08:36:39 PM

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Do you read sci-fi?

No
0 (0%)
Occasionally
5 (41.7%)
Yes
7 (58.3%)

Total Members Voted: 12

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Offline eclipse

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Do you read sci-fi ?
« on: August 31, 2020, 05:06:54 PM »
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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 05:15:36 PM »
I just started reading. My last 3 sci-fis are:

* I, Robot
* Planet of the Apes
* Children of Time

Planning to read:

* Foundation
* Old Man's War
* Dune
* Three Body Problem
* The Expansion
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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 05:16:00 PM »
I had to vote "occasionally", although it leans more towards the "rarely".
According to my cataloguing, I've read 11 SF books (not this year, I mean ever).
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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 05:44:35 PM »
I feel that pole might be a little awkward? Answering yes or occasionally is sort of the same, or implies yes means a lot, but doesn't specify it. Don't you want to know if people read more scifi than anything else, or more than fantasy at least?
Scifi is the largest chunk of my reading. I'm way more prone to reading scifi than fantasy.
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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 06:03:31 PM »
Yes. Probably more than I read fantasy, though that's only been true for the past few years.
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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 06:45:14 PM »
I just started reading. My last 3 sci-fis are:

* I, Robot
* Planet of the Apes
* Children of Time

Planning to read:

* Foundation
* Old Man's War
* Dune
* Three Body Problem
* The Expansion

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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 08:51:55 PM »
I just started reading. My last 3 sci-fis are:

* I, Robot
* Planet of the Apes
* Children of Time

Planning to read:

* Foundation
* Old Man's War
* Dune
* Three Body Problem
* The Expansion

Don't forget Murderbot!

Oh, how I missed it? It was the first Sci-Fi I purchased after a very long time :)
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline cupiscent

Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 04:24:06 AM »
I'm with ScarletBea on here, where I define my "occasionally, tending toward rarely" as "I don't search this stuff out (like I do with fantasy), but I read it when one is brought repeatedly to my attention, by rave reviews, lots of discussion and/or award shortlists".

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2020, 04:50:58 AM »
It's mostly YA with some romance Scifi for me. (like the Lunar Chronicles) I think I haven't ever read any actual hard Scifi to speak of.

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Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2020, 05:48:25 AM »
I had to vote occasionally, although I do seem to be reading more of it recently. Most recently was A Users Guide to Make Believe
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Offline Cherie

Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2020, 09:12:47 AM »
I answered yes, as I always have read scifi. Probably less than Fantasy overall, but it's been about equal more recently.

Offline DrNefario

Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 01:37:40 PM »
I remember there being religious wars about why it should be SF not sci-fi, back in the day, so I almost said "no" out of bloody-minded pedantry, but I can't actually remember the susbtance of the complaint and it was almost certainly dumb, so I ultimately went with "yes". :)

Not too long ago I would have said I was more of an SF reader than a fantasy reader, but I'm not sure that's still true. I've read more fantasy than SF the last few years, but I think reddit fantasy bingo can take some of the blame for that.

Offline Bender

Re: Do you read sci-fi ?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2020, 03:11:22 PM »
I started sci-fi before fantasy. From Jules Verne to Asimov they were my favourite genre when growing up. John Scalzi and Martha Wells recently. Want to finish the Three Body trilogy which I left after book 1. I still read them, but not as much as fantasy.
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