In recent years, more and more people have started to read and fall in love with science fiction novels. It’s now considered to be cool if you have a love for science fiction and you’re a bit of a geek. This is all down to television shows that have become hugely popular and center around characters who are for the most part, geeks.
If something can encourage people to read, to research ideas and think, then it has to be a good thing. Now it’s not all about looking good, it’s also about being clever too.
Science fiction novels have the power to take reader to new dimensions, teach them interesting facts, and generally help them to have a bit of escapism.
Bringing science fiction into your life
Most of us have watched Star Trek at some time or another, this show is a science fiction show that is incredibly popular, and it probably always will be. The show has a huge fan base, and new movies are seen by millions.
Science fiction novels are also very popular too, and they are often read by millions, we just don’t always hear about how popular they are.
It’s very easy to bring science fiction into your life, simply find a novel you like the look of, and get reading. Chances are if you enjoyed that novel, you’ll also enjoy another one too.
Books can be a great escape, they can help you to forget about the day you’ve had, and they can also help; to pass the time on a long journey.
The science fiction novels of the past
Old science fiction novels tend to be filled with ideas of what life would be like in the year 2,000. Since we’re 15 years past the year 2,000, it’s clear to see that a lot of the ideas of life as they saw it, did not in fact turn out to be accurate. But this doesn’t matter, because it’s not the accuracy that we tend to look for or enjoy, it’s the ‘What-if’s’ and the possibilities that could be.
If we think about life today, we could almost say that it’s quite like being in an old science fiction novel. Ok, so we don’t have flying cars, and we cannot teleport to different places, but we do have:
- 3D TV’s
- Smart watches
- Cloud Nine Straighteners that make curly hair straight
- 3D printing
- And so much more
While life in the 21st century may not be like the predictions of old science fiction novels, perhaps they will be one day. Science fiction novels that are published these days, tend to be full of great ideas for future gadgets and gizmos, and that’s part of the reason why we like them.
For the most part, we readers of science fiction novels tend to enjoy them because they create worlds of wonder in our imaginations, and they can be terribly exciting and exhilarating. Suffice to say, the much-loved world of the science fiction novel is going to be around for a very long time.