Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beating a dead horse

So reading over everyone else's posts, it's kind of funny to see how many of us started loving SciFi because of our exposure to Star Wars. My mom is kind of a Star Wars nerd, so we've been watching the movies at my house since I was little, playing different video games based on it, and she always has some random fact about it. I love watching scifi movies, and love reading scifi books even more. I love James Rollins, who wrote Amazonia, which I mentioned in class. I've also read Sandstorm by him (another novel about antimatter in Saudi Arabia), and am looking forward to reading more by him. My favorite scifi movie is probably Starship Troopers, embarrassingly enough. As for what defines what science fiction is, i agree most with the "what if?" aspect, and the advanced or alternate technology.


Andy Duncan said...

Jenny, have you read Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers?

Caleb Weeks said...

I agree with what you said about Star Wars. Even though it first came out in the generation before us, George Lucas pretty much defined what many believe is science fiction.

Jenny Strack said...

Mr. Duncan, I have not read it, but I'm pretty sure I'd love it if the movie is even slightly like it. How similar are they?

Caleb, you're exactly right about Lucas. There is no better way to describe what he did for the genre.