What is your fave genre?

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The thread was started in simpler times, now we have all sorts of sub genres and hybrids that can fall into any category.

Cyber, Tudor, clock, punk, grimdark, epic, urban, high, low, military, sword and sorcery, whimsical, space opera, romance and many more, I'm sure if you can imagine it can be turned into a sub genre.
 

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I'll always be Science Fiction first. I love most sub-genres as well. I also love Fantasy, but I can only read so much of it then I need to step away for a while.
 

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1) Fantasy always for me. I love the dragons and wizards and mystery of ancient lore. I love Tolkein and D&D and all those sorts of universes.
2) Superhero stories. I can never peg this as Sci/Fi, Fantasy, or something in between. But I love a good character struggle with superpowers as fun flavor.
3) Science Fiction probably. I have a super love/hate relationship with it. It's great when it's good and obnoxiously confusing when it isn't. I really hate stories that mess with time honestly.
4) Horror sometimes. I love horror as an idea, but mostly for its fantasy and lore elements. I love the creepiness. I hate actual scariness lol. It just makes me want to stay away from the book. It also gets too violent for me sometimes. I like some fighting, but I don't like goriness.
 

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My favourite genres are:
  • Horror/Suspense/Supernatural - Stephen King and Dean Koontz I have read most of their books overall.
  • Fantasy
  • Thrillers
  • Some other genre's go here
  • Sci Fi
I grew up on Stephen King and Dean Koontz, if it was not for them I would not be a Constant Reader.

I have read fantasy books but never really loved the genre, the only fantasy books that stood out for me was Magician and Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist but then I lost interest when he introduced cat like people in A Darkness at Sethanon. I read A Game of Thrones and while it was good, it was not really fantasy for me, I like adventures and creatures and Lord of the Rings type fantasy but without the cliche's. I would like to read the Stormlight archive but it just seems so daunting to read about guys moving bridges to gap caverns. Terry Brooks seems to rinse and repeat plots.

I have read 3 or 4 SF books but they never hooked me, and with all the reviews of Hard SF gets it sounds like you are reading text books with no soul, apparently that was a review from a Stephen Baxter novel, not sure where and when.
 

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#1 Fantasy - my foundation is LotR/Silmarillion (sword and sorcery/epic), but now I read more grimdark— Malazan Book of the Fallen, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, Rothfuss. Also enjoy Brandon Sanderson and anything by K.J. Parker.
#2 SF Almost exclusively space opera —Ian Banks, Expanse— and all Neal Stephenson books.
Do not like steampunk, urban fantasy, horror, or thrillers.
 

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#1 Fantasy - my foundation is LotR/Silmarillion (sword and sorcery/epic), but now I read more grimdark— Malazan Book of the Fallen, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence
Love Grimdark! Currently reading Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy and really enjoying it
 

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My order would be
1. Fantasy
2. Sci-fi
3. Horror

but it's a very close thing between the top two.
 

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So nice to see other horror fans here.

I'd like to also point out I love horror that's more to the weird fiction end of the spec. More supernatural, less blood please. And I have no time for gorenography; utter laziness.

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Christopher Buehlman is a modern horror writer and I'd say his work isn't a gore fest. Check him, out, some of his stories are amazing
 

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Yes. This is what I hate about modern 'horror'. It's bloody and graphic, but not actually scary. Gorenography. It's a good word and bears repeating.
Good old stuff like The House the Borderland by Hodgson. The Willows by Algenoon Blackwood. , Bats Belfry by August Derleth . Three Imposters by Arthur Machen . Fish Head by Irving Cobb, Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard . The Seed From the Sepulcher by Clark Aston Smith . Camera Obscurer by Basil Copper . Sebury Quinn's Juels De Grandin Tales. The Color of Space by H P Lovecraft. They just don't write them like they used to:confused:
 

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As a general rule:
SF
Fantasy
Horror
I especially like mixing genres together, such as Science Fantasy or Horror SF. The more blades in the blender the better.
 

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For me horror doesn't even register - like horror films, lit gives me nightmares.

I'm torn between scifi and fantasy and go through periods of one over the other, at the moment it's scifi - in particular the mil-fi (need to ensure I spell that one right!!) sub-genre. I am also very very keen on urban fantasy (Jim Butcher for example and Kevin Hearne, if he fits in that genre) and paranormal (though the problem with this is that there seem to be a huge number of romance/soft porn novels shoved under this heading too - laurel k hamilton for example)
 
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