My children don't have an itch for science fiction as I did when I was younger. Science fiction used to amaze me in books ... at the movies ... even on television. I suspect that the current generation of young 'uns experiences such a rapid evolution of technology that things we used to think of as 'fiction' have become 'fact'.
Were any of you Star Trek fans back in the day? I recall the enjoyment of watching Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine when they were both out. I knew that I was going to be glued to my television set when the theme music from either show came on:
I think that young villagers are missing out on great memories if they aren't reading sci-fi novels by Arthur C. Clarke or Robert Heinlein or Larry Niven. I think that young villagers who do not know the Ferengi Rules of Acquistion have an incomplete education.
Are there any other science fiction fans in the village?