A long-time SF reader, I cut my milk teeth on the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (Volume I) back in grade three "A Martian Odyssey" was the first "grown-up" story I ever read. As I recall it took me a few days and - boy! - was I ever proud of myself. By grade seven I had graduated to works as disparate as Dhalgren and The Lord of the Rings. I am a wannabe novelist, a blogger and recently got paid for reviewing A Lion Among Men. My website is www.ed-rex.com and I blog sporadically at www.ed-rex.livejournal.com.