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Saturday, March 26, 2011



GeekGirlRantOn: If you like Star Trek, you like science fiction. Avoiding a whole genre simply because of stereotypes about *others* who like that genre means you miss out on some truly excellent literature and storytelling (both books and television).

Sure, some of it is cheesy beyond belief and not particularly deep, but that's true for any genre. Some of the best science fiction writing is simply some of the best literature (without qualifying as to genre) around. And even on television, Babylon 5 (whose writer created and developed it as a 'novel for television') and Battlestar Galactica are just masterfully done. B5 is *better* than Star Trek in almost every dimension (except for nostalgia) and creates a much more complex universe and much more layered characters..

Anyway, you're missing out is all I'm saying.


Actually, Alexander's mother was half-Klingon, half-human, not full human. Alexander's mother was K'Ehleyr.

Sci-fi is part of literature. Think of Frankenstein. Think of Brave New World. Think of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Think of Stranger in a Strange Land. All great classics. All sci-fi. Nothing to be ashamed of.

By the way, while I was in college, I majored in comparative literature and international relations. I also co-founded a science fiction group and made the best friends there. Now I work as a professional editor and sometimes write poetry for fun.

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