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David Crow5-Mar-21 3:32
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It's a Friday evening here, and I am about to shut down and pour myself a gin and tonic, but your reply deserves the courtesy of a response.

My position is simple - if the main story line is concerned with love, grief, power struggles, conquest, deceit, mass psychology or any other human or societal circumstances and emotions, why complicate it with science fiction, unless that science fiction is absolutely essential to the plot? Perhaps I have read some bad science fiction, but a lot of what I have read concerns themes that could just as easily, and what is more important, more believably, be set in a purely earth-bound narrative.

For me, if a science fiction story leaves me with a sense of wonderment about the universe we live in, then I feel it has truly succeeded - like how I felt when I walked out of the cinema after first seeing '2001: A Space Odyssey'.

Maybe I just have too much difficulty in suspending belief.
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