Science Fiction is my Achilles heel. I just don’t get it.
The idea of reading about distant galaxies with all its unusual species, spaceships and laser guns should be exciting for me, but I have never read a science fiction novel/book/short story which I liked.
And I don’t know why.
I have tried some of the “classics” such as:
- Dune – Just could not get into it
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Found it very dull
- The Man in The High Castle – Had to give up.
- Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy – Not funny, and quite dull
I have dipped in and out of Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne and HG Wells, and I just don’t find them enjoyable.
I like pretty much every other type of novels; fantasy, historical, horror, thriller, war, humour, political and even non fiction, biographies and history books, but not science fiction.
Even with movies, I am not a huge Sci-Fi fan. I liked the original Star Wars movies, watched some Star Trek and a few other things but most Sci-Fi movies and especially super hero movies just don’t do it for me.
Am I the only one there that thinks that way?
Am I missing the message?