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Do you like sci-fi? [definition updated!]

voting picThanks Laurie! Laurie Boris has just pointed out that I’ve left my definition of sci-fi rather vague. I’m not talking about hardcore sci-fi here. That’s the kind of sci-fi that is almost exclusively about the tech.  Even I’m not that enamoured of the hardcore stuff.

No, the sci-fi I’m talking about is more social? philosophical? Well rounded?

Sci-fi like Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, or Frank Herbert’s Dune, or Ursula K. LeGuin’s Left Hand of Darkness, or C.J.Cherryh’s Cyteen, or Tad William’s Otherland, or William Gibson’s Neuromancer, or … -slaps self-

Apologies, I got a little carried away there. Those are all my favourites, but many also won Hugo Awards so I know other people appreciated them as well. Anyway, when I talk about sci-fi I’m talking about novels with… more than just tech. 🙂

You may now read on!

I’ll get straight to the point – I’m trying to find out how many of my visitors like science fiction. Not my science fiction, just science fiction in general.

WordPress.com doesn’t have a widget for a proper poll so I thought I’d borrow Amazon’s 5 star rating system for comments.  I love science fiction so my vote would have to be 5/5.  Someone who really didn’t like science fiction at all would vote  1/5.

I know this rating system is far too crude for any real information gathering so please feel free to express yourselves in words as well! Just put a number at the top of the comment first. 😉

This informal poll is going to run for a week so everyone gets a chance to vote,  but I will put a running total in the sidebar, updated every night. [Australian time so that’s morning? for everyone else].

Oh and don’t worry, I’m not planning on changing the content of my blog. I like it eclectic and that’s the way it’s going to stay. However the results may change my outlook on any blog tours I do in the future.  I haven’t done any, yet, but I have a strong suspicion they are only effective when the blog hops are relevant to your content.

So please have your say in comments!



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