National Science Fiction Day

January 2 is National Science Fiction Day. It promotes the celebration of the genre, it’s creators, and history. It celebrates the birth of one of the most famous names in science fiction, Isaac Asimov. Born on January 2, 1920 as Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, Issac Asimov was an American author and professor of Biochemistry at Boston University. His best known works include the “Foundation Series,” the “Galactic Empire Series,” and the “Robot Series.” In his time, he was considered one of the big three science fiction writers along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. He died on April 6, 1992. 

The Hallmark Channel and the Scholastic Corporation recognize National Science Fiction Day. Some popular television series in science fiction include “Star Trek – The Next Generation,” “The X-Files,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Twilight Zone” to name a few. To celebrate this national holiday, you can read a new science fiction novel or story. Or you can watch a new science fiction film or television series. Introduce a friend to the realm of science fiction and get their mind thinking about the “what ifs” of the future. What’s your favorite film, novel, game, or TV series in science fiction?

Poetry Monday: Steve Gets Robbed

A young mech tried to rob me
He had a trigger that released EMP

“You know, that’ll shut you off too.”

The kid looked at me then the trigger
Then back at me his trigger hand shaking
He didn’t know the pulse shot one way
It wouldn’t hurt him he didn’t read the manual

He ran out the door taking a bag of wires
His friends probably dared him
I logged the loss and finished reading my magazine

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.