Your Worldwide Sci-Fi Attraction : I have been fascinated with science fiction stories for as long as I can remember, although, I must admit, I never considered science fiction to be mainstream literature. I, like many readers, pursue science fiction as a form of escape, a way to keep up with speculation about the latest scientific discoveries, or simply a way to pass the time.
It wasn’t until I met with my thesis advisor to celebrate the approval of my paper that I had to think about science fiction in a new way. My adviser works for a large, well-known literary foundation that is considered very “canonical” in his tastes. When he asked if I liked science fiction, and if I would be willing to pick about a hundred stories for possible inclusion in the anthology they wanted to produce, I was a bit surprised. When he told me it …Continue reading »