Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
Random facts about me:
I use my freezer as storage. It's like deep freeze for things I can't find a place for. There's all sorts of strange things in there, you never know what you'll find. When I need them again I just take them back out and let them thaw.
I love books. No really, I obsess over them. Cyberpunk is my particular weakness, and also just sci-fi in general. I also love steampunk and horror that focuses around zombies. A few of my current favorites: Perdido Street Station, Neuromancer, City of Saints and Madmen, World War Z, 1984, and Ubik. My favorite authors of the moment are Philip K. d**k, William Gibson, and China Mieville.
I'm working on becoming a librarian. I took a year off after finishing college and now I'm trying to brush up on all my forgotten math so I can take the GREs for grad school. Math is hell.
I have a black belt in Taekwondo. Most people would never guess since I'm normally a quiet person, and also incredibly lazy. I'm just saving it all up for when I need it to kick someone's a**. Why expend unnecessary energy?
I'm a claustrophile. I don't even know if that is a word, but I'm making it one. I love small spaces. People have been known to open up various closet doors or even cupboards to find me snugly curled up inside. It's cozy.
I have a degree in Classics, so despite my obsession with all things sci-fi I'm also quite a fan of old stuff too. I love the two extremes I guess: past and future. I love Latin and Greek literature, and I love to see it present in subtle ways in modern literature too. Mixing Classics and sci-fi gives me joygasms.
I wish I was from the UK. I'm American, but my parents have always had a lot of British friends that I grew up around and they introduced me to all sorts of British TV and literature and all that sort of stuff. So now I really wish I could move to the UK. I mean come on, they get J.K. Rowling and we get Stephanie Meyer. That's just not fair. I've spent a little time in London, and it is my favorite place I've been to.
I cook. Which most of the time means I figure out what I can make from all the various odds and ends people have given me. I'm quite frugal with my money, since I don't have much of it, so I always love to take people's leftovers. This results in a fridge and pantry full of assorted food items. Over time I've gotten fairly good at throwing dishes together and figuring out what will work... and what won't.
I'm a pack rat because I'm convinced there's a use for everything. Whenever I'm forced by space constraints to go on a cleaning spree and toss things out I worry for days afterwards that I've tossed out something that I could have used.