She didn’t blind me with Geography, now, did she?
It’s pretty safe to assume science-fiction writers and science-fiction fans maintain at least a passing interest in science. I mean, it is right there in the name of the genre, after all.
I don’t remember the exact moment I got into science, but it was always around. Really, there were piles of it just sitting around the house. Dad was a meteorologist. My brother was an aerospace nerd. I was into astronomy and chemistry. Science was everywhere, but it’s everywhere in the real world if you just want to look.
And this is why I love a lot of the stuff that’s on Discovery and History lately. From Mythbusters to Storm Chasers, Planet Earth to NASA TV, there’s more science out there, readily accessible, than I ever remember in my childhood.
So, what’s your favorite mainstream (or not) science show? International folks, too — there’s got to be stuff abroad that’s just as great.