I really like science fiction - if I am reading for fun, it is usually in that category (usually, not always - last book I re-read for fun was this one by Mitch Albom).
Someone reminded me of this sci-fi fact via email yesterday referring to a recent blog entry of mine:
That's two of his older stories I've seen on the web in the last two days. This is one of my (and Asimov's ) personal favorites.
Isaac Asimov - one of my all time favorites. As you can see from the spines - those books have been read (and most more than once). I first read them growing up and now that I re-read them, still enjoy the stories. Maybe even more since I'm sure some of the adult humor didn't quite hit me as a boy.
I've recently read all of the works of a relative new comer to the sci-fi scene - Alastair Reynolds. If your are interested in seeing if you like his style - I strongly recommend Century Rain. I read it this summer - it is a combination "romance, sci-fi, mystery thriller" all rolled into one.
My son Alan (14, the opposite of my age 41) had exams the other week and during that week he would have some down time to fill. So he asked me for a book to read and I gave him that one. First day he came back - it was half read and he really liked it. Now he is onto the rest of the series. Sort of nice that a book like that can appeal to such a broad range of ages (either that, or I'm easily amused or Alan is really sophisticated :)
I have in my wish list on amazon.com the soon to be released next book of his, Galactic North. It'll give me something to read this summer.
In case you are curious, I'm currently reading Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, definitely non-fiction.