I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
Fantastic book. A lot of people have described Robison as having a dry and unengaging voice, but I found the voice throughout the book to be very engaging and comfortable. In fact, I had trouble putting it down; in fact, had I had the time, I would have read it straight through.