Are You Sci-Fi Fan?



Are You Sci-Fi Fan? Me too! What is it about sci-fi that attracts you? For me first and foremost I like it because it takes me away from the ‘real’ world and all the stresses associated with it. I am a fan of books, movies, and TV series like Fringe and Haven. Yes. I am also a Star Wars and Star Trek fan. No. I do not dress up like sci-fi characters.

When I read sci-fi books I am typically introduced to a world where magic of some kind exists. Perhaps it’s in the objects, or maybe it’s in the people, or maybe it’s in both. Whatever the case may be there is always a task that must be accomplished and certain elements that must be in place to accomplish that task. Each task that must be completed carries with it its own inherent risks, but the fight is always for a good cause. Perhaps there is an evil queen or sorcerer that must be defeated to free the people and save the world. It is always a race against time. Hurry! Hurry! We must save the world!

I also think that sci-fi sparks and encourages imagination and creativity. Think Star Trek. Seriously… Where do you think the idea of cell phones came from? Maybe, just maybe, it came from shows like Star Trek and their ‘communicators’. Open it to talk. Close it to end. Sound familiar? Thought so…

Sci-fi takes you away from the cares and worries of your ‘real’ world, AND it inspires creativity. Very cool…

Are you a sci-fi fan? If not, what kind of reading takes you away from your worries?

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  1. Bethany Lee says:

    I never knew I liked sci-fi until i read a book called "The Crystal Singer" –which I totally loved and which totally took me away from my then-present world. I haven't read a lot of sci-fi, but then, I don't do a lot of reading of books either. Just here and there. I read more blogs. If certain people (ahem) would start a sci-fi story blog where each entry is a story or a continuation of a story, well, then, i would totally be a sci-fi fan. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      And there she goes again… Another great idea! 🙂 I might make a reader out of you yet!

  2. Hi Cheryl: I don't read Sci-fi, but I was always a Star Trek fan (the original series with Capt James T. Kirk was my fav.)

    The kind of reading that takes me away from it all (and ultimately takes me there as well) is travel books, literature, mags. I live and love travel.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I thought that would be the case for you. 🙂 I love to travel, but had never considered writing about it until I started reading your blog. 🙂

  3. findingourwaynow says:

    As you know, I am huge Sci-Fi fan for all the same reasons. I marvel at the creativity it took to create the whole experience either in the written word or on the screen. Either way it just so much fun and gets your imagination going, doesn't it?

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yeah, I am thinking Avatar. Great special effects!

  4. namirusso says:

    I think Sci-Fi (good Sci-Fi, that is) is also very philosophical. Especially the original Star Trek episodes. They all had some sort of message without being blatant or pushy or one sided. What I really love about classic Sci-Fi, like "Blade Runner," is the amount of imagination that came into fruition – like you mentioned in your post. It's mind-boggling.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yes. I like that about the early Star Trek episodes as well. I also think that the more you watch some of these things the more your imagination soars.

  5. Bethany Lee says:

    wanted to tell you quick that I'm halfway through watching the movie Battleship and I'm LOVING it! Have you seen it you sci-fi fan?

    • Geek Girl says:

      I must confess that I have not. I have to convince my other half to watch some of these with me. Sometimes I am successful. Sometimes not so much.