Am I alone on this? You see, I just dropped this book calledStar Force 1: Swarm. I thought that I liked it a lot, but it was only 262 pages and yet 3 days in I'm only 75% in, which for someone who's a speed reader with nothing but time, that's absolutely insane! I realized why. I can't visualize space battles very well, at least when it's not really quick, and there's not a lot of constant commands from the captain. Take Star Trek: The Next Generation for example. Picard tries to solve shit diplomatically, and when that doesn't work, there's a 10 minute scene at the most where the captain gives quick orders, and the 2 ships fire at each other, crew members get knocked around, and it's this extremely immersive experience. I can visualize all of that but I'm mostly just focused on the crew talking about how they're gonna survive shit. Or take Star Wars. we got Han flying through space, being persued by the empire, and c-3p0 is panicing, and Han Solo tells you what his insane idea is to get away. and again, there's a lot of dialogue. Again, I can visualize that type of thing in a book. What I can't visualize however are ships fighting each other, where what's happening is described to you, and and the author saying whether it's good or bad. You might as well be describing locations for entire pages like in Lord of the Rings. And like I said, I can't really vizualize locations very well. I can visualize rooms. So, yeah, is there anything in sci-fi novels that you can't visualize, and kinda destroy the book for you if they're a big part of it?