As All Hallows Eve approaches in the form of pumpkins on the porch, chilly breezes through morning’s open windows and costumed persons in the streets, imagine: instead of an evening feeding children absurd amounts of candy and thus ruining their health, a quiet evening eating pumpkin pie by a cracklin radio as Orson Welles narrates H.G. Well’s War of Worlds. Or, imagine a parlor illuminating botanical illustrations and antiquated scientific tools as a portion of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is read aloud. Perhaps, a bowl of popcorn sits between the lap of you and your significant other as you watch the Twilight Zone in the dark.
This week, I’ve been craving science fiction and have shared my smathering of science fiction culture on Writer’s Club. Join me here for a discussion of all things possible through science and the portal that fiction provides for speculation.
When did you first encounter the genre of science fiction? What do you love most in the genre and how will you satisfy your science fiction culture crave?