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    needs or political beliefs or urges or fears. They are human after all. I love sci fi because it frees me from the issues that make me blind with rage or fear and allows my mind to fly free of my genes. It allows me to see other points of view. It is enlightenment work. I also read mysteries, classics, and even a few of what I consider trash. Mostly the trash is wallowing in primate issues...  I truly hate the latest fad in reading : vampires and werewolves... The booksellers classify that crap as sci fi which is truly maddening.  Now I do love McCaffreys work and a few others who explore relationships (not sexual - geesh) between species. Though there was  a series of books by Francine Mezo about a woman and an alien that I found extraordinary in its ability to explore what love and caring is.... and what price is it worth.  

    Some sci fi is pure fantasy, some is like seeing into the dreams of a child that needs to feel special and powerful, some is awesome like Clarkes or Asimov or McDevitt ...

    If we are ever going to rise above our primate past it will be with our minds functioning at full power...

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:22:30 PM PDT

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