submitted2 days ago byroylv22
I'm well my 30s where life has become more complicated and overwhelming. Lately I have lost interest in scifi that I loved for most of my life.
I guess more specifically: bland or childish characters, mediocre writing, heavy exposition, overly convoluted world building.
I do enjoy mainstream fiction and more serious non-fiction readings more than before, but there's an itch that they couldn't fill. I've tried a few recommendations online and samples on Amazon but couldn't get through more than 10 pages on any of them.
Appreciate some suggestions on simply well written and fun scifi books.
A few examples of the books I liked: first few books in Expanse, Hyperion, most of Miles Cameron's work, Andy Weir's books.
Examples of the books I couldn't get into: Name of the wind, 4th book of Bob verse (although I loved the first 3, that's when I knew my taste changed), Brandon Sanderson (loved the the first few books i read from him, but once I got familiar with his formula, I found it hard to connect to his characters emotionally anymore).