This is my first foray into the exciting world of science fiction and I've also been writing it in the first person, another thing I'd never done. It's been a learning experience so far, but very exciting at the same time. I feel the first-person makes it really easy to get to know the main character. Everything is in his voice, and his personality comes out right away. At the same time, I'm pretty much limited to writing from one person's point of view. I've had to be really careful writing the secondary characters to make sure the reader can get to know them as well, and I think I've improved a lot because of the experience.
Thanks for the continued comments, and feel free to ask questions. I'll saw something about character flaws tomorrow, Nathan, but you'll never pin me down on what my favorite books are. There's just too much to choose from.
My fortune cookie at the Chinese restaurant was good today: "You have a flair for adding a fanciful dimension to any story."