I read in another post in this thread "I was breastfed on sci-fi"!
That pretty much describes me. In respect of tv, when I was young it was Star Trek, UFO and Starlost, and just went on from there. My favs of all time:
B5, Space Above and Beyond, X-Files, BSG2003, Stargate SG1, Star Trek. Also honorable mention to Invasion Earth (a british series). I would add Lost to the list, but not certain if it qualifies as sci-fi.
I suspect there is no sci-fi series in the last 30 years I have not watched, except I never got into Dr Who, or Farscape. Tried, but failed.
Books, first "adult" book (ie non juvenile reading) I ever read cover to cover was a Cities in Flight collection by James Blish when I was 7 in 1970, and by the time I was 16, I probably had consumed several hundred sci-fi and fantasy.
These days more of the emphasis is on TV for BSG, Heroes, Stargate(s), Jericho, Lost but fav reads are
David Weber (Honor series)
Lois Mcmaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Adventures (especially when I need a pick up with humour - we need a new release as well - its been ages)
John Ringo (both Prince Roger and Posleen War series)
Halo Series (will someone please write a 4th book so we have some closure!!)
William Keith (Warstrider Series)
As none of the above series (except John Ringo) has had a new release in a while, I am living in a state of eternal anticipation for some time!
It goes without saying I have read all the classics of Sci-Fi by all the major authors (I still have several hundred of them in my libary), and some of the better fantasy (ie Thomas Covenant Series, Lord of the Rings, and so on). I even found recently when unpacking some Tarnsmen of Gor novels by John Norman with printing dates of 1971/72 - no doubt some of the female posters will take me to task on having those!
I am a diehard BSG2003 fan. NOTHING comes between me and the weekly episode. My family knows to plan around that hour of TV.
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