I love storytelling (video games, litterature, movies, comic books, etc.). Certain genres of narrative are commonly treated with less maturity, they are expected to be more entertaining and less edifying. Science fiction is one of those genres that, apart from a few exceptions like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Fahrenheit 451, is expected to have high entertainment value and sacrifice narrative complexity and artistic/philosophic/political/social discourse.
I created this thread with the intent of discussing science fiction in general. What do you like about science fiction? What are your favorite stories from this genre? Do you prefer your science fiction fiercely realistic or wonderfully imaginative? Am I wrong? Am I pretentious? Would you rather have intercourse with a Drell or a Turian?