Sometimes, it just boggles my mind. I try to write serious, intelligent and thoughtful fiction with real science, believable characters and groundbreaking ideas. I believe there is a market for that kind of content. Yet, when I turn on the TV or go to the movies, I see boy wizards, vampires, monsters and superheroes. For every single movie like Solaris, we get the Marvel movie juggernaut. For every series like Person of Interest, we get a thousand variations of Jersey Shore. And, coming to a theatre near you: Godzilla. A creature that was silly when it was invented, based loosely on crap pseudo-science, fifty years ago.
Is there really nothing about real, intelligent science that’s more compelling than all of this shlock?