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What first got you interested in Fantasy and/or Science Fiction?

  1. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    What first got you interested in Fantasy and/or Science Fiction?

    I always liked movies with magic and epic journeys as a kid, but it wasn't until I played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that I became obsessed with the fantasy genre. After that I really dove into writing and reading it and Science Fiction came along for the ride. What first got you interested in the genre?

  2. JayFS profile image69
    JayFSposted 6 years ago

    Yes, Legend of Zelda started it for me. That game changed my life forever. Although after I played Final Fantasy 7 I got more into Modern Fantasy.

  3. Rob Winters profile image85
    Rob Wintersposted 6 years ago

    I'm a big sci-fi fan more so than fantasy and it's pretty much the only fiction i read recreationally.To be honest i can't ever remember not been interested in sci-fi and aliens etc.My Mother tells me i used to enjoy watching the original star trek series with Kirk and Spock  with her on the couch when i was only 2 & 3 years of age so either it was this early exposure or i'm genetically predisposed for loving sci-fi lol.

    On further reflection i must have had a lot of exposure - always loved star trek, had all the star wars toys as a kid (my dad even has an audio recording of my siblings and i opening our santa claus presents and my 6 year old self sounded more than elated to be recieving star wars toys smile and i have loads of memories of watching different sci-fi series and lying in bed reading or thinking about the genre - i still can't get enough, watch most sci-fi and always have a book on the go - so it's certainly a lifelong affliction

    1. Rob Winters profile image85
      Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks M.T. I hadn't even noticed the best answer facility here on hubpages (must be pretty new) so pleasant surprise to discover it by recieving a best answer :-)

  4. PhoenixV profile image69
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    I liked Robert Heinlein, when I was a kid and of course watching Star Trek.

  5. KateWest profile image78
    KateWestposted 6 years ago

    Reading C.S. Lewis and Tolkien as a child. And L'Engle. Haven't looked back since.

  6. profile image54
    ruffridyerposted 6 years ago

    Watching tarzan movies as a kid.  The action and adventure in a faraway land.

  7. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    I agree with PhoenixV - Robert Heinlein. That was reinforced by Brave New World by Huxley. But what got me hooked as a kid was Robby the Robot on Lost in Space.

  8. danyadd profile image57
    danyaddposted 6 years ago

    i read a children book about a guy who loved his friend, eventually married her and was always asking why she wore the ribbon around her neck. On her death bed she tells him to take it off and her head rolled into the floor. the art was very tim burton like.
    so it started with that, the creepy eerie kids books, eventually leading to a broader range.
    I also fell in love with peter pan. especially after i read the actual non-disney book.

  9. visionandfocus profile image72
    visionandfocusposted 6 years ago

    It was stumbling onto the fantasy section at the local library. I got intrigued by the cover art of C. J. Cherryh's novels, and I was hooked from that moment on. Now I'm a huge Fantasy fan and have the hubs to prove it!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Fantasy-Subgenr … tasy-Genre

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Kick-Ass-Author … nd-Fantasy

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Kick-Ass-Author … asyPart-II

    I'm also (perhaps inevitably) a huge fantasy movie fan and also have the hubs to prove it! lol

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Fantasy-In-The- … rospective