One thing that I've observed on the Internet is the absolutely absurd number of people who like science-fiction. I'm not sure if this is due to the prevalence of NTs on the Internet or what, but I'd like to have a discussion about those of us who can't stand it.
Science fiction TERRIFIED me as a child. I hate the idea of moving away from nature, toward machines. When I was a little girl, space frightened more than most things, because it's a cold empty place without atmosphere and oxygen and gravity. There are no flowers, trees, or oceans there. Seriously, fuck that shit. I do not want to float around in a pod with no windows, and never be able to walk barefoot in the sunshine and lay in the grass. You couldn't pay me enough to go to space. I imagine that if I went to space, I'd be one of those people who either went insane or committed suicide.
"The future" did not appeal to me as a child (no really), and by "the future" I mean the science-fiction concept of people living with androids and robots and it even took me quite some time to adjust to computers. I utterly rejected computers (believe it or not) until I was about 20. I had some crazy moral objection to them, like they were making the world more sterile and mechanical, and less natural.
I also preferred the past to the future, in terms of concepts...history, historical buildings, ghosts...as opposed to science fiction and the commonly accepted commercial package that was sold to us as "the future" in the 1980's. NO, I DON'T LIKE BLADERUNNER.
I'm sure the song "In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans didn't help, and neither did shit like The Planet of the Apes, my cousin running around scaring me and the other girls in the family with his Darth Vader mask, or 2010: A Space Odyssey...omg, HAL. NO THANK YOU.
So now it's 2011 and machines actually are taking people's jobs, and it's beginning to look like the human race is going to have to inhabit another planet at some point (not in our lifetime, but in a foreseeable future) because of the destruction to this planet. I'm decidedly unthrilled and sincerely hope I'm dead by the time that occurs.
But yeah, other than that, most Sci-Fi bores me, with the exception of a few of Jeff Noon's cyber-punk novels about near-future Manchester, England...which is also combined with things like pagan mythology.
Who hates Sci-Fi too? Speak up! Be loud! Be proud!