My tastes in literature vary widely, as I want to expose myself to as many genres, styles, and authors as I can. I am not what I would comfortably call "well read", but I've dipped my toes in just about every major genre. The one I find disappointing on a surprising level is science fiction. I love "Star Trek" telecasts and films, though I wouldn't dare call myself a trekker or even a trekkie. "The Matrix", "Star Wars", and countless other sci-fi films and shows have entertained me on countless occasions. I'm particularly fond of the "Terminator" films, "Battlestar Galactica", and just about anything with Joss Whedon's stamp of approval. But, when it comes to the novels, it becomes hit or miss. For instance, I loved "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, "Fahrenheit 451", and "The Free Lunch" by Spider Robinson. On the other hand, I didn't care at all for "The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov, "The Truth Machine" by Jim Halperin, or "The Invisible Man" by HG Wells. What I've found with sci-fi novels is that I enjoy the stories, so long as they don't get bogged down with techno-babble. When the characters in the story start chattering on about the science of the situation they're in, I zone out. I have a great suspension of disbelief (especially for an atheist), so when the book starts turning into a schematic textbook I start to regret reading it. Blasphemy on my part, perhaps. But, am I the only one who feels this way about the genre?