in reply to The sort of fiction you're most likely to find me reading:
I voted 'foundation' although I don't like it. Couldn't read it. However plain sci-fi is my genre of choice so while I enjoyed some of the other books more than 'foundation', it's the genre that counts. My faves would be anything by Heinlein or and of the straight sci-fi from Orson Scott Card (such as the Ender series). I'm currently reading 'Enchantment' by OSC and reasonably enjoying it. I figure if I like his other stuff I should at least try all of the fantasy. I didn't like Alvin Maker at all! Oh, Greg Bear is another fave, once again the straight SF like EON and Moving Mars.