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Somerville, MA

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June 25, 2011

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?


I was raised on Omni magazine.

What Cheryl is saying about this Meetup Group

Many gold stars! ;o)

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