Since you say you're in to sci-fi, have you read Ender's Game? (the individual book, not necessarily the whole series) If so, what are your thoughts on it?
Yeah, I read most of the series (the ones my immediate libraries had copies of). I liked it! The original is a great read every time, it's required reading for the non-honors English classes at the school I worked at, which I think is a pretty good choice. Interesting read and resonant on a lot of levels. The latter ones were a bit tangential, but still interesting. I read some more of Card's work, I find it kind of hit-and-miss, but in general it's good for a few hour's diversion.