What book would you hand someone to get them hooked on SF/F?
My answer and several other writers' answers is at Novelocity. I'm guesting at Novelocity, where almost a dozen fabulous speculative fiction writers ask questions of themselves every week. You'll find their answers to questions such as: What's your idea of a perfect SF convention? How do you handle rejection? or What's the best non-English speculative fiction book you have read?
Tina Connolly asked for my perspective as a librarian on the question: What book would I hand someone to get them hooked on SF/F?
My perspective as a librarian is different than my perspective would be for what I enjoy personally, what I might recommend to SF/F fans, and what I would suggest to writers. So I was very excited to add to the collective suggestions of Tina, Dale Evan Smith, E.C. Ambrose, Ken Liu, Lawrence M. Schoen, Beth Cato, and Steve Bein.
Their suggestions include a couple of my favorite books. Go over to Novelocity What book would you hand someone to get them hooked on SF/F? and see if you can guess which is my favorite.
I recommended -- err, crammed -- 18 titles into 265 words. Hopefully there's something for every taste, though I left some categories on the editing computer's hard drive.
My first draft contained 44 books in 400 words. Tina very graciously suggested that I could cut that down. (I expect she would be a little shocked to see the emails, texts to self and chicken scratched post it notes that became the sizable pile of possibles that I culled into a first draft. If I have time, I'll post my DVD extras as it were here. (I'm in the middle of three projects at work and at home this month and next so I'm not going to have time until early August.)
So why are you still here reading my ramble? Zip over to Novelocity and see the post.
OK. Why don't you try to guess which of the books recommended by the authors of Novelocity that I have read and of those, which are my all time personal favorites? And you could comment here or at my Facebook. or you could just go to Novelocity and find the answer to: What book would you hand someone to get them hooked on SF/F?
pera link: http://www.novelocity.org/?p=718