Several weeks ago while talking with a couple of friends, one mentioned how she had never read any science fiction. She said she had always felt the genre was similar to modern romance fiction. I really didn’t know how to respond to that, other than to feebly recommend several authors I thought she should read. I’ve been thinking about it ever since, because I know just how badly I failed in defending a genre I’ve been a fan of for quite some time.
Today I was reading Neil Gaiman’s blog and found he had posted the speech he gave at the Nebula awards ceremony. Neil succeeds where I so miserably failed.