On Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:45:15 -0500, Tony Cooper
Post by Tony Cooper
I am not a fan of science fiction, but I see nothing about it that
requires any intellect. Just a willingness to read something that is
based on an even more improbable world than regular fiction.
I almost never disagree with anything you say, Tony, but as a
long-time fan of science fiction, I think I must take exception.
As with any genre, Sci-fi has layers and categories. Some are silly
'space opera' adventure like the old Buck Rogers comics.... but many
of the better stories require not only a knowlege of basic physics and
astronomy, but also awareness of historical references and embedded
cultural & psychological themes.
I won't bother with citing long lists, but a couple of shorter
stories come to mind: Roger Zelazney's
Issac Asimov's "Nightfall"...voted one of the all-time best.
and almost anything by James Tiptree, Jr., a woman using a pseudonym.
Any of those almost require a decent intellect to both understand the
point(s) and to realize their relevance to today's society.
I don't expect you..or anyone... to suddenly delve into a new
genere and try to 'grok' it's depth... *grin*... I just had to add my
2¢ worth on something MY intellect holds dear.
Back to English....
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