Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I love science fiction, I always have. I’m not entirely sure when I fell in love with science fiction but as a little girl I would watch sci fi shows with my mum and dad, they also loved science fiction so I can see how I have fond memories attached to it.
My favourite shows were Stargate SG1, Andromeda, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica. Over the years I discovered other shows that I loved like Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe (Mainly because it was set on a spaceship heading to corners of the universe that no one has ever been before), Red Dwarf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, and so many more.
And of course I love Sci Fi movies! There are just too many to name. Of course there are some I can’t get into.
1. I love science.
I went to a catholic primary school, I was brought up as catholic at school but my parents weren’t devout catholic’s. We went to church on Sunday’s but we didn’t say grace before meals, I wasn’t brought up with strict beliefs, I was brought up to be polite and understanding of everyone and everything. I was brought up learning about the religion, but at an older age I decided it wasn’t what I believed in. I will always be grateful for learning about it though, my school was quite strict so I know I walked away having learnt a lot about manners and respectfulness.
In school, I always loved science class because it gave me answers to things I wanted to know about, answers that were never answered by my teachers. It was only in public high school that I was taught in depth about how the world came to be – the big bang and evolution made so much more sense to me than ‘God made the earth and it’s people’ which is what my teachers taught me (Seriously, it makes me angry to think this is what I was taught in primary school – I felt very ignorant until I went to high school).
I fell in love with science and space.
2. I love fiction.
Of course I love fiction, I love escaping reality and being immersed in a world that is not mine.
3. I love sci fi that is set in the future.
I preferably love sci fi that is set in the future because I love to see what people think could happen in the future, as far as technology, culture, society and the world go.
I find it more interesting to read than books set in the past, I want to know more about what might happen rather than what has already happened. Is this ignorant of me?
4. The facts.
I love that sci fi has to stem from the facts as we know them. It just has to or it isn’t believable. I love that it’s rooted in what we know to be true yet at the same time it ends up being something that is not possible. Yet. Probably, maybe.
5. The creative imagination and endless possibilities.
Writers can create anything as long as the basis of the idea is comprehensible with science that we already know and understand. The unbelievable parts become believable if it starts off with fact.
It’s interesting seeing all of the possibilities that could one day come true, for example:
– hover cars,
– space travel in space ships,
– far advanced technology that perhaps today we can’t yet envision.
And then it’s just fun seeing what potentially could happen if the circumstances ever matched, for example:
– developing super-powers,
– being able to teleport – particles disappearing from one place and reappearing perfectly in the exact same form in another place,
– parallel universes.
The creativity that can come out of science as we know it is endless I feel, I love reading other peoples imaginative ideas and their take on what path the future may take.
6. The ideas that are far removed from reality.
The reason I love reading is to escape real life, to read about something that isn’t similar to life and really takes you on a different journey. So all of the ideas with science fiction that are far removed from reality as we know it today, are just so interesting for me.
7. Space is so freaking cool!
I mean how could space NOT be cool? We only know a little about space, we don’t entirely know what’s out there, how big it is, how it was formed. Space is an expanse of uncharted territory by man, reading about what could be out there is as exciting as it gets in my opinion. We’re still discovering something new about space every year, it will never be complete knowledge.
Knowing that my great, great, great, great x 20 grandchildren will know things about space that I never knew because it hadn’t been discovered yet, is mind bogglingly so cool.
I couldn’t actually come up with ten different reasons for loving science fiction, but I feel all of the above explains why I love it.
What does ‘Science Fiction’ mean to you? Do you like science fiction? Why or why not? What is your top ten list?
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