Deep, introspective fantasy with hints of folklore and myth with sentient animals as either the main character or as a significant supporting character.
A wealth of excellent outlets that not only publish science fiction short stories, but put them online for free, and a few good stories to get you started.
It's wicked irony, if it's true and characters in the Star Wars universe really can't read, because it's books that have betrayed them. Spoilers ahead!
The buzzer is about to go on 2017, so why not catch up on some of the historical fiction and fantasy you might've missed before the clock strikes 12?