Sci Fi-- It's not just for nerds anymore

Oct 25, 2010

First, to read my entry for the Cliffhanger Blogfest, click here!


AND, today I'm a guest of the wonderful Bekah! If you're interested on how the world of science fiction is evolving, here's a teaser of my post up at Bekah's Stories:

"Now, lest I be snubbed by the sci fi nerds of the world, let me start off by saying this: I am one of you. Growing up, I had my own lightsaber and I crushed on Wesley Crusher. One of my favorite books is Ender’s Game, and my idol is Fox Mulder.

But before I loose the rest of the non-nerd audience, let me also say this: we are evolving. The nerds, I mean. And the best part? You’re becoming one of us."


13 comments:

Kraxpelax said...
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Abby Minard said...

OMG, I LOVE Ender's Game. It's one of my favorite books. I've always liked Sci-fi growing up- although I liked fantasy better. But you know, sometimes the Dragonriders series is considered sci-fi, since we know it was a colonization of another planet. Which those are my favorite books too.

I used to get mad when people would lump sci fi and fantasy together, and I know there are a lot of people who only read one of those genre's exclusively. But I am more of a merger now, and love them both and don't mind being classified together (as long as poeple still know there IS a difference between sci fi and fantasy.)

But yes, I love movies, shows, books of Sci Fi (and Fantasy of course!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now us science fiction nerds are cool science fiction geeks!

Cinette said...

I myself prefer to be called a geek, rather than a nerd;-)

Emy Shin (Sandy) said...

My first love has always been fantasy, and I didn't fall in love with Sci-Fi until I watched and became enamored with Star Trek (unless Treasure Planet count? that's my favorite animation ever!). I truly love that the Sci-Fi (especially the YA Sci-Fi) community is evolving -- and happy to become one of the nerds! :)

Milo James Fowler said...

Here with some more love for Ender's Game. Nerd? Geek? I think we need a new distinction, something that denotes our ability to look through the mundane of daily life toward what lies beyond, to appreciate the absolute wonder of human imagination.

mshatch said...

scifi definitely rocks as evidenced by BSG (and I'm enjoying Capirica so far). Starbuck is my hero :) loved Enders Game. Tried Vernor Vinge yet? He wrote A Deepness in the Sky.

Ellie said...

All power to the sci-fi nerds and geeks! I am one of them. I wanted a Millennium Falcon and Storm Troopers (I was given Sindy instead). I fell in love with Jean-Luc Picard and swooned over Fox Mulder. And kudos to anyone who recognises 'what the frak?' when I say it.

Awesome post!

The Golden Eagle said...

Great post, Shallee!

I've never read Ender's Game, but I have read short stories/books related to them--I really enjoy that sort of SF! So yes, I'm a nerd. :D (Or geek.)

Medeia Sharif said...

I missed out on sci-fi. I read Ray Bradbury growing up, and that was about it. I always wanted to get into the genre, though.

Melissa said...

I'm a sci fi nerd and I'm proud of it:) I loved Star Trek and Star Wars when I was little. Quantum Leap, Sliders and The X-Files were favorites when I was in middle/high school.

alexia said...

Great cliffhanger entry! Sounds like a really unique premise you've got - good stuff!

Bekah said...

I just finished reading Brave New World by Aldos Huxley- is is a MUST read sci-fi that blows my mind. It was written in the '30s and it's just so ahead of its time. That's what I think is cool about sci fi. I wished i picked it up as a kid. Oh and I just started listening to Art Bell... Thanks for posting BTW

 
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