My girlfriend and I have a thing we call ‘book club’. The way it works is this – one month I pick a book that we read and the next month she picks one. We talk about them and the ideas they contain...and favorite characters, etc. The idea, of course, is that we get to share books that we think are cool or try new books together in our favorite genres.
Through this process, I’m finding that she likes Fantasy books much more than Science Fiction. This is somewhat agonizing because some of my favorite authors and stories are Science Fiction.
In an effort to put only the best and brightest before her, I’ve started thinking about the Science Fiction Rules of Engagement, or what the hell makes good science fiction (or at least good enough that my GF will keep an open mind about SF book club selections.)