Well, blog traffic is starting to pick up just a little, and when I looked at my most frequently viewed pages/posts, this one was actually pretty high on the list. So I decided to update it again.
I started this blog to review sci fi books and other media, and to encourage new readers of the genre to look at some of the classics. I love Heinlein and Herbert, Niven and Pournelle, Bradbury and…well, you get the idea. I also enjoy many other genres, but I feel sci fi is largely under-appreciated and I would like to help correct that. I also tend to get a bit snippy when people lump all ‘speculative fiction’ under the sci fi rubric. It has to have science to be sci fi. Fantasy and horror are their own genres and should be given the respect they deserve as such, as should my beloved science fiction. This is from my original about page:
I am one of those rebellious, hard-core purists who believe that science fiction is its own unique genre, and that fantasy, horror, and all the other “sub genres” are also their own unique areas. On a scifi blog you should find science fiction. You should not find talk about dragons, or elves, or unicorns, unless they were created in a lab through genetic engineering or something, and they fit into a plot that actually uses science.
(I didn’t see the need to rewrite it.)
I also occasionally post about the space program, which I think any self-respecting sci fi fan should pay at least some attention to, and any new tech that catches my eye.
On a personal note, I am a stay-at-home mom homeschooling a very bright little boy who the public school system refused to teach on the grounds that he was too young even though his preschool teacher already had him doing first grade work before he retired. (I’m a little irritated about the public school issue, if you can’t tell. On the other hand, I love teaching him myself which I would probably never had tried if not for this situation.) You would think this would give me plenty of time to blog, but no. I do my best to post every day, but sometimes life intervenes, so if you actually look at my blog on a regular basis, please forgive me.