I’m going to try and sneak this post in before the Utility company yanks the cord again.
Also, tomorrow their will be a double post, September’s AW’s Blogchain meets 30 Days of Writing.
Onto the question of the day:
8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
I prefer Urban Fantasy and/or Science Fiction, although I’m open to all kinds of Speculative Fiction. I guess it comes from the earliest times I can remember reading a book. I was fascinated by Greek mythology, the Gods, the Legends, the History. I was equally enthralled by all things space; rockets, shuttles, planets, galaxies.
Not only that but the cartoons/anime that I watched when I was a kid was full of transforming robots, space travel and powerful sorcery. So naturally I gravitated to those genres.
The unasked question is, why I like those genres?
- The intellectual challenge. I never felt like dummy reading speculative fiction. It always challenged me to question, to learn, to explore.
- The power of allegory. Sci-fi has a long tradition of challenging, studying and exploring modern days trends, technologies and politics. A great way to deal with difficult issues is to subtract them from the here and now and explore the possibilities that lie within.
- It’s all about the imagination. Nothing energizes the mind more than asking it to accept the possibility that reality may not be what it seems. Flinging the mind into the far future or an alternative past is a great way to expand one’s horizons.
That’s why I like Speculative Fiction in general. Of course I don’t like to limit myself to anyone genre/sub-genre. I done a fair bit of contemporary fiction. I just tell the story the way I feel it needs to be told past, present or future.
A bit of a change from past posts. Something from Metallica-Wherever I Roam: