I find myself looking for a sub genre of science fiction. I have found some Indie writers out there that are so-so to fairly good. I do find that the reader reviews are tilted toward 4 and 5 stars. I don't trust these so much and always look at the one or two negative reviews to see what they say about it. If it is really poorly edited I probably won't read it. It is just too much work. Why can't the author just read through once and catch the repeated words, the "to" instead of "too" for example.
I look at The Stand as the gold standard in this type of fiction. But now there are Zombies and I can take it with or without Zombies, aliens, whatever. But I want good character development AND good story. I know that is asking a lot. I would prefer some edgy characters, some realistic ones, not just the nicey nice ones and female protagonists are even better but not necessary. As I write this I find I am asking a lot. Maybe I should write my own :-)
I really don't want to pay over $5 for it but once in a while if a book is highly recommended and right up my particular alley I will pay more.
Anyway, recommend away. I'm listening.
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