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View Poll Results: What's your Favourite Genre (to read and write)
Science Fiction 33 56.90%
Fantasy 29 50.00%
Crime/Mystery/Thriller 15 25.86%
Romance 11 18.97%
Supernatural/Horror 13 22.41%
General/Mainstream 6 10.34%
Literary/Classics 9 15.52%
Other 10 17.24%
What's Genre mean? 0 0%
I don't believe in Genre, it's a ridiculous construct of marketing people. 1 1.72%
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Your Favourite Genre?

I was thinking about this early on when I went for a walk. Seems to me that the early adopters of e-reading seem to be predominantly science-fiction fans. So what's your favourite genre to read, what is your favorite genre as a writer (examples of the best in Genre, please).

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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I picked Fantasy. I like SF too but Fantasy doesn't have all that pesky science and fact-checking to get in the way of the story. I simply marvel at full on hard SF writers.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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I voted for a few of the options, but there is so much missing that the poll is skewed sideways. Where are the genres of travel, art, politics, science, etc? Genre isn't necessarily fiction.
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Mainly fantasy and a smidge of science fiction. I like horror and the classics too. Most of the politics stuff I read, I consider classics.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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It's tough to pick. Most of the best books I've read tend to blend a few genres together.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:07 PM   #7
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I like writing comedic Fantasy and SF. That way the stuff doesn;t have to hag together for anything but the puchline. Need an FTL? Globbonium 34 to the rescue!
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definitely in a genre of 'is own ....
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:30 PM   #9
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Most of the genres I read are not adopted. I would classify them as follows:

• Anthropology
• Cultural Studies
• History
• Philosophy
• General nonfiction
• so-called western classics (just beginning to start this)

The first three are long time standings for me. General nonfiction I only read once in a while but I enjoy them. These are usually NYT bestsellers or new notable nonfiction.

I don't like sci-fi or fantasy. I've never read a typical romance novels, most of which is for the heterosexual market.
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Well, I'm surprised so far at the results. I'd thought science-fiction would be way out ahead and that Fantasy might tie with Supernatural/Horror. I expected Crime/Thriller/Mystery to be much higher, mirroring the popularity of this genre in the more traditional pbook outlets. Interesting stuff.
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Well, I'm surprised so far at the results. I'd thought science-fiction would be way out ahead and that Fantasy might tie with Supernatural/Horror. I expected Crime/Thriller/Mystery to be much higher, mirroring the popularity of this genre in the more traditional pbook outlets. Interesting stuff.
Or maybe people just did not realize you could choose more than one alternative in the poll...
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Or maybe people just did not realize you could choose more than one alternative in the poll...
That also could be it, should have put up a 'multiple-choice' flag in the post.
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Most of the genres I read are not adopted. [...]
• Anthropology
• Cultural Studies
• History
• Philosophy
• General nonfiction
• so-called western classics (just beginning to start this)
[...]
Same here; I'd add
  • Psychology (several sud-divisions here)
  • Sociology (several sud-divisions here too)
  • Management "sciences"
  • Archaeology
not to mention sub-sub-divisions like : history of the sciences.
On the other hand, you maybe aren't beginning a PhD dissertation, are you?
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