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mephistia

attempting obscurity

I mess around with writing, but deep down I'm pretty sure I'll never actually get published because I treat it like a hobby and not a passion -- I write when I have time, instead of making time to write.

 

When I read, I prefer YA sci-fi/ fantasy as my go-to fiction reads. I tend toward this genre because I read fiction as an escape from the daily drudge of life. YA sci/fi-fantasy usually has more upbeat/ hopeful endings, while adult fiction of any genre (except romance) tends to have more depressingly realistic endings. Sometimes I read romance novels, but I really prefer the type with plot/ character development between sex scenes, and I don't like having to hunt for them.

 

In non-fiction, I prefer history, biographies, psychology, gender studies, social/applied sciences, and law/ public policy.

Currently reading

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps -- And What We Can Do About It
Lise Eliot
White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race
Ian F. Haney López

LEGENDS - Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1) (i) One; (2) (ii) Two; (3) (iii) Three: Sea and Little Fishes; Burning Man; Dragonfly; New Spring; Little Sisters of Eluria; Grinning Man; Wood Boy; Debt of Bone; Hedge Knight; Runner of Pern

LEGENDS - Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1) (i) One; (2) (ii) Two; (3) (iii) Three: Sea and Little Fishes; Burning Man; Dragonfly; New Spring; Little Sisters of Eluria; Grinning Man; Wood Boy; Debt of Bone; Hedge Knight; Runner of Pern - Robert (editor) (Terry Pratchett; Tad Williams; Ursula K. Le Guin; R Silverberg I love anthologies, and this is one of the defining reasons why. This is a great book, with a series of well-developed novellas by well-known authors in Fantasy and Sci-Fi. The best thing about Legends, to my mind, was that each of the authors chosen has a successful book or series out already, and the novella for this book was based in whatever world that author had already conceived. It was a great way of introducing me not only to previously un-read authors, but also introducing me to intriguing characters and storylines that I can now explore in more depth.I fully recommend this book to any fan of fantasy or sci-fi.