I’m opinioning today at sfsignal on the subject of point of view in genre fiction. It’s a very serious topic and not to be taken lightly. You can imagine the results:
Here’s the question:
Q: As you see it. What are the strengths and weaknesses, for character, worldbuilding and setting in using 1st or 3rd person (or even 2nd?) Omniscient or limited? And how about the time frame of the tense, past or present or even future?
What kinds of Point of view do you prefer to write in? What types of POV do you like to read?
Here’s my answer: Incredible stories, (i.e. those not easily believed, (i.e. most of speculative fiction)) should always be told in the first person. Always.
It goes downhill from there. Check it out.