The final frontier.
Ok, maybe not the final frontier, but it sure does aim to be a part of it, no?
What other category of reading pleasure allows you to know what will be happening in thirty-gazillion years? Apparently, human beings will be doing some pretty interesting stuff: warping across the galaxy on the Enterprise, destroying Death Stars with the Force, and attempting to find a new home because a group of Cylons decided we smelled. At least you could put in your early-bird reservation for that last ship departing from Earth thanks to science fiction.
In more recent years, science fiction has tended to overlap with other genres of literature, making it difficult for the employees of Borders, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble to perform their duties as assigned. Take Tom Clancy for instance. There's lots of drama coupled by technology in all of his novels, but you won't find any of his books among the aliens, werewolves, and oversized ancient monsters in the science fiction section of your local bookstore. With the genre so large, what should and should not be included within its limits?
But that leads to a different and interesting question.
One that I have been wondering about since having viewed the advertisements.
Why is ECW on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. on the Sci Fi Channel?