If you’ve been here a while then you know I have
an obsession a fascination with space.
Whether it be the Mars One project, which my wife would probably still like me to try to gatecrash or the current fascination amongst the British media: The International Space Station.
You see, we have a British Astronaut – Major Tim Peake – on board and it’s created a bit of a buzz over here in UK’land. The first time we’ve had a UK funded astronaut in space.
Our news programmes and papers are reporting on everything and anything that seems to be going on whether it be his arrival, yesterday’s spacewalk or even when he rang the wrong number from space and said, “hello, is this planet Earth?”.
After his spacewalk yesterday, he tweeted a selfie (as you do) taken while waiting to do the planned repairs.
You would think that being interested in Science Fact as well as Science Fiction, I would read or write in that genre. At least write the odd short story, or have plans for an epic series of novels based on the happenings in a galaxy far, far, far, far away…
For some reason, I don’t have ANY plans to do either.
I last read a science fiction book about 4 years ago. I’ve never written anything in the genre and doubt that I ever will. I prefer my science fiction feasting to be in televisual format.
Is there a particular interest/obsession in your life that would neatly suit a particular genre that you don’t either read in or write on? Or is it just me that’s weird?
Btw, three Saturdays into 2016 and I’ve managed to post on each of them so far. Go me 🙂
As always, thanks for reading.