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  • It's boring.

    8 66.67%
  • It's icky...I don't really know.

    3 25.00%
  • It's stupid and unrealistic.

    4 33.33%
  • It scares me.

    2 16.67%
  • It doesn't scare me now, but scared me as a child and that left an impression.

    5 41.67%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    9 people on this forum are dead to me.
    Sakujyo!

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    @93JC I said I as a child liked the past more than the future as a futuristic concept, not the actual future, and I clarified that it was specifically the sort of "future" sold in mainstream sci-fi from the 60's through the 80's...Star Trek, et al...I already mentioned that I've also read Huxley and Orwell (nothing about robots there, just communist-fearing paranoia), and obviously Jeff Noon, who I actually like, writes about near-future Manchester, England.

    I majored in English Lit and had a 3.9 GPA. I doubt very seriously I can't "grasp them" ...you're just butthurt. If I can write an A paper on the existentialist morality in Camus' L'Etranger, I'm quite certain that Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome isn't over my head.

    I do love the past as a conceptual framework to tell stories, if I could time travel I'd easily choose eras in the past first over the future.

    So bite me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    AND THANK GOD WE'RE TOOOOGEEEEEETHEEEEEEEEER!
    I JUST WANNA STAY WITH YOU IN THIS MOMENT FOREVVERRRRRR



    And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
    you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind-up Rex View Post
    No. Ha!


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    Reality is a crutch for people who can't deal with science fiction.

    As 93JC pointed out, not all SF involves space travel, robots, and humanity being eclipsed by machines. Some involves genetic engineering, medicine and diseases, human/animal interaction, psychology, etc. For those that do involve space travel, often this is just a device to introduce intelligent non-human species (e.g. Ursula LeGuin's "Left hand of darkness", long one of my favorites). I find the best science fiction is also social fiction, showing other ways in which we might order societies and live out our lives.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind-up Rex View Post
    I JUST WANNA STAY WITH YOU IN THIS MOMENT FOREVVERRRRRR
    FOREVER AND EVVVEERRRRRRRRR - AAHHHHHHHHHH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Reality is a crutch for people who can't deal with science fiction.

    As 93JC pointed out, not all SF involves space travel, robots, and humanity being eclipsed by machines. Some involves genetic engineering, medicine and diseases, human/animal interaction, psychology, etc. For those that do involve space travel, often this is just a device to introduce intelligent non-human species (e.g. Ursula LeGuin's "Left hand of darkness", long one of my favorites). I find the best science fiction is also social fiction, showing other ways in which we might order societies and live out our lives.
    Getting this worked up about science fiction is surely a symptom of taking fiction much more seriously than you actually should be taking real life.

    And now for some mooooood music, for all of you who think you're so SMRT.


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    Okay, so is it fair to say we've established you don't like post-apocalyptic stories, since you've referenced Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Nineteen-Eighty-Four and the song "In the Year 2525"?


    (And L'Étranger? Really? Surely you could have come up with an example that isn't pretty standard high school fare. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakysage View Post
    Steampunk is of my favourite.
    Your new avatar is really creepy.

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