I am arrogant enough to consider myself 'well-read', and as the daughter of a librarian I have always been able to turn to my Mum for an endless stream of book recommendations whenever I get bored with my own collection. I am also a serious fan of Star Trek and am the proud owner of my very own toy X-Wing and Star Wars Rebel Alliance tattoo. Despite this, I have never really forayed into Science Fiction until very recently, something I now know to be a tragedy, since a lot of it is bloody good. Like a lot of people, I'm sure, I considered SciFi to be something of a boys club, a genre heavy on the science and light on the gripping and interesting fiction. Since there was so much else to read, I never thought I was particularly missing out on anything. How wrong I was.