In a message dated 3/12/97 12:42:28 PM, Cenk wrote:
>What do the spouses/SOs/girl-boy friends of our
>esteemed list members think about their SF likes? Do your wifes etc think
>it is childish or stupid or something else to like SF or do they like it
>too? I have met a few *fannish* couples (the husband, the wife, the
>children and the dog all sf fans :-) but I think they are rather the
>exceptions? How do you cope with it?
My husband probably read Tolkien as a child, as well as probably some Clarke,
maybe Bradbury, etc. I'm sure he too was a Trek fan as a child (though
neither of us is really into Next Gen or any of the related shows), and we're
both really enjoying seeing the SW movies again. I'm not sure whether he has
read any SF since we met 12 years ago in college except, somewhat grudgingly,
_Ender's Game_ (which he thought was just OK--but he has many other good
qualities, really!). I dragged him to one con early in our relationship, and
ever since then he's been making snide remarks about "pasty people." On the
other hand, he doesn't have any problem with me reading SF/F and going to the
occasional con (though he scoffs at some of the artwork I bring home). I
also read lots of other fiction, while he prefers periodicals and essays.
Just different tastes, and no big problem. I wish he shared my love for
OSC, etc., but you can't have everything. I'm sure he wishes I gave a fig
for basketball. We still find lots to talk about.
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