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Richard S.

Richard S.

I’ve always loved learning about history. A lot of my interests seem to have stemmed from this passion. It also explains why I went on to pursue degrees in history and education. I have always loved to learn and teach others. Naturally, historical fiction feels like an extension of this. A way of imagining what life was like in the past and hopefully gleaning from it lessons for the present. Ultimately though, I like a good story. And I am not biased against any genre that can do just that. I enjoy science fiction, weird fiction, horror, and classics. If it transports me to another place and possibly another time, I’m a happy reader.



Recent Reads

Piranesi by Susanna ClarkeThe Last Runaway by Tracy ChevalierAncillary Justice by Ann LeckieSharpe’s Tiger by Bernard CornwellA Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

Historical Fiction

Stormbird by Conn Igguldon Harlequin by Bernard CornwellThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyan Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

Science Fiction

Consider Phlebas by Ian M. BanksSaturn Run by John Sandford Elsewhere by Dean KoontzPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab