December 16th, 2020


I'm not a geek's geek.  I don't do any kind of cosplay or comicon or any of it that would make me a true geek.  But I watched all of Star Trek.  The first time through.  One week at a time on TV.  And I noted the sad demise of Ben Bova this past week.  I do not know a single person who even knows who he is but he effected my life substantially in the years following college when I really discovered Science Fiction.  Another fucking Covid death.  

In addition to the early SF germination started by Star Trek I discovered Isaac Asimov.  It was the year after graduating college in 1975 and I picked up Foundation and Empire not realizing it was the middle of the seminal three book Foundation Trilogy.  Got through the whole thing then went to book number one and started over.  By the end of the 70's I'd read nearly every SF book that was available in the library.  I also had a subscription for a while to Ben Bova's SF magazine Analog.  It looked like Reader's Digest in size but had whole short stories but some of the top writers.  So I do have some SF street cred when I get into something now.

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