> Aside from the X-Files and the excellent Star Trek: The Next
> Generation, I myself am not a big SF fan.
Hey, those are a good start. Have you read much classic SF?
> In fact, I have never seen the original Star Wars.
It's kind of hard to avoid; have you been off-planet? :-)
> To me, there is something very natural about well-written
> fantasy. Something that seems to be missing from SF. However, that is
> only MY opinion. Others may have differing opinions on SF.
Likely the first stories were fantasies of a kind, partly because to our
predecessors, *all* of the world was wonder-filled. They've been told
for a long time. What's missing (from some hard SF, not all hard SF by
any means) is character. In the best SF, the characters are well-drawn,
and a definite part of the story. You just have to find the ones that
work for you.
> I think some of us fantasy lovers are enamoured of Britain, whence much
> of the tales of Elves and Wizards had their beginnings.
You may be right on some level; I love Arthuriana, and a lot of fantasy
draws from that stream. ---djb.
A soon to be member, (I think)
C'mon, Ron, jump in. We'd love it.