Posted : 5 Jan, 2018 04:54 PM
My views on Science Fiction seem to be rather ambivalent. On the one hand, I disliked some of the foundational works in the genre. On the other, I enjoy Star Wars very much.
Many years ago I read Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. I still remember the climactic scene vividly. The two main characters are traveling fast through what appears to be the inside of a volcano. The younger of the two panics like crazy. He (rightly) thinks their lives are in danger. The elder is calmness personified. This elder gentlemen is preoccupied with trying to determine whether the said volcano is about to erupt just now! To me, that felt wrong at the time and it still does somehow.
C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy did not improve matters for me. It is actually one of the very few book-cherries which I have failed to finish reading. I stopped roughly half way through Paralandra. I don't remember why exactly.
Having said that, I have become a huge Star Wars fun of late. Although I have never read the comics or the books, I have enjoyed the original trilogy greatly. It is truly one of the masterpieces of cinematography. I even had mild appreciation for the prequel trilogy. The new trilogy actually served to introduce me to the whole thing. Still, I think my appreciation is for the story line and the characters, rather than the technical details involving x-wings, tie fighters, death-stars or midichlorians.
So, I guess I am saying that I am open to reconsidering my initial impressions of the genre.