Somerville, MA

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June 25, 2011


I was raised on Omni magazine.

Who is your favorite sci-fi or fantasy author?

I'm pretty sure it's Ursula K. Le Guin. She doesn't necessarily write page-turners; in fact, I found it difficult to get all the way through Always Coming Home. However, I like that she's not afraid of adopting different story-telling styles (never formulaic, occasionally experimental), and she intelligently, creatively, and interestingly conveys other worlds (and worldviews). I seem to be partial to "first contact" and "post-apocalyptic" themes, in general.

What is your favorite sci-fi or fantasy movie?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind wins, but Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Fantastic Planet, Donnie Darko, Na Komete, and Wings of Desire were top contenders.

What is your favorite sci-fi or fantasy television show?

Space 1999 and Fantasy Island were early favorites (to cover both ends of this group's spectrum...). I was awestruck by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Star Trek:The Next Generation stole my heart. Battlestar Galactica, old and new (except the "1980" series) probably win out overall, tho.

Do you go to any local conventions? If so, which ones?

Not usually. Some day, I'd like to visit a furry convention; how could that not be fun?

What Cheryl is saying about this Meetup Group

Many gold stars! ;o)

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  • Marc I. (Marcos Flow)

    Exploring Energy, Ecstasy and Intimacy

    Wow! Did a double take on your photo! Now see the buildings look unreal cartoonish! How was that done Cheryl?

    May 27, 2014 1:50 PM
  • Rachel H

    The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group

    Pleasure to meet you quickly! Hope you found the real Heather! :)

    Jun 10, 2013 11:26 AM
  • Will Sniegowski

    The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group

    I wish I could have stayed longer and chatted :( I hope you had a good time!

    Apr 01, 2013 10:49 PM
  • Robyn

    The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group

    It was good to see you at the meetup on Monday- if you ever want to get together and talk shop, let me know :)

    Dec 06, 2012 7:49 AM
  • Jennie

    Good to see you yesterday, too!

    Oct 28, 2012 7:06 PM
  • Phani Sukhavasi

    Dear Cheryl, Good to see you yesterday, its always fun to volunteer with you. The Boston Volunteers is having a big party on December 1st at Jose McIntyre's. There will be hundreds of Boston Volunteers who have similar interests like you or who might have volunteered with you in the past. Also, a special complementary cupcake for you. Learn more:­­

    Oct 20, 2012 4:08 PM
  • Nate Cook

    The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group

    Howdy ... well, I think we met the other night, tho' you had a pretty different look from in your profile pic, maybe? Anyhow, didn't get to talk much. I like your eclectic list of likes and so on above. My list is also all over the place ... and I love lots about LeGuin, though I've only read a few of her books (a TV adaptation of "Lathe of Heaven" made quite an impression on me as a kid, though). Anyhow, nice to meet you!

    Jun 10, 2012 8:24 AM

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