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Superman's Pal

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The Avenger

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Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 at 12:18:27 am EDT (Viewed 156 times)
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Just as I view this board as the de facto music board for our community, I see it also as the book board.

Do you read prose fiction? What genres do you favor?

My own favorite is sword and sorcery. I came to it through comic books - specifically Conan - but over the years I've enjoyed many authors and many characters. I don't know if you're aware, but there's a sword and sorcery magazine currently publishing, called Tales from the Magician's Skull. Here's a link:

It funds its new issues through Kickstarter.

As a boy, I was an avid sci-fi reader. Lately I've less interest in reading that genre. I satisfy my sci-fi appetite through television and movies. Back when I was a boy, this wasn't as easy to do. We didn't have an endless variety of sci-fi shows and films available on streaming services like we do today.

Do you read less of any genre because nowadays it's readily available on the screen?

I was going to say I don't read much anymore but I read lots of articles and things online. But books, not so much.

The most recent was probably I got on an H.G. Wells kick and I read three different versions of The Time Machine. Two were the original magazine serials before it got collected into the book, which I had to find online. Then I read his Dr. Moreau and I only got halfway through War of the Worlds.

The last time I was reading a lot of books was the early 2000s when I was really into pro wrestling and I read about 20 wrestler bios.

When I was younger I read a lot of Stephen King novels and all of Douglas Adams' books. I didn't branch out too much. I was always a very slow reader. My brother and my other friend could get through a novel in one sitting. It would take me weeks. I think my mind always wandered too much. Maybe that's why I liked comics better. The artwork kept me focused on the story.

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