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Happy Hogan 
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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
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Subj: Re: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sun May 15, 2022 at 10:18:41 pm EDT (Viewed 85 times)
Reply Subj: Genres of prose fiction
Posted: Sat May 14, 2022 at 03:09:38 pm EDT (Viewed 123 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:
https://goodman-games.com/store/product/tales-from-the-magicians-skull-no-7-pdf/

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?



Way back in the day I used to read mystery/detective stories, along with science fiction. I found Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine at a local used bookstore. I also read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy after seeing it on my local PBS station, along with various Star Trek short stories collections.   Sadly I don't seem to read as much these days.

If I ever get time I may try my hand at writing fan fiction. Or maybe not, the fan fiction I write would probably look like parody.




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