These are some sci-fi authors whose books I like: Jack Vance, Peter
F. Hamilton, Neil Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Keith
Laumer, Clifford Simak, Dan Simmons.
These are some other authors whose works I like: Ellis Peters,
Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Bill Bryson, JRR
Tolkien, George Orwell, Stephen King.
Categories of food I generally enjoy: brunch, featuring eggs
benedict; good pizza from Ken's; Thai, Indian, or Mexican;
occasional BBQ (it's just so much meat).
Music: It's pretty conventional, but I will never get tired of
listening to the Beatles. In recent years, I've really been into
The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies, Billy Brag, Cake,
Coldplay, and others.
These are some of the movies I gave 5 stars to on Netflix:
Reservoir Dogs; Blade Runner; Spirited Away; Dune; Dr. Strangelove;
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Being John Malkovich; Amelie
(which I'd give 6 stars to); The Matrix; Brazil; Aliens...