The first genre book I read was Invader From Space by Patrick Moore – the astronomer. I received this as a prize in junior school; I was hoping for another of the Narnia Chronicles but I guess the teachers wanted to very my reading diet. It was 3 years before I opened it. I was hooked. Over the years I’ve had various favourites. Some have stood the test of time such as Dune (Frank Herbert), Galactic Pot-Healer (Philip K Dick).
My tastes have changed – I rarely read in-genre.