Kira Nerys, the fiery officer from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is one of the my favorite characters of all time. I think it’s because she has so much going on — so many interesting contradictions within herself, which actually fit together to create someone totally unique and realistic. We’re all just a big old bag of seeming contradictions, right?
Happy birthday to Star Trek! Today is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s first episode airing, and to that, I’d like to talk about the show and the specific series that made me a Star Trek fan for life. =)
Since this is the last day of Women’s History Month, I spent a little time thinking about my favorite female characters from sci-fi and fantasy. While I could unleash a pretty long list, here I just want to share three characters who really inspire me. They’re the kinds of characters I want to create in my own fiction, and even though they’re fictional, they’re people who make me excited to be alive and want to do amazing things like they do.
It’s hard to say good bye to your favorite science fiction. Whether it’s putting down the last book in a long loved series, watching the finale of a favorite show, or watching the end credits of a video game, I get instant nostalgia for the worlds I just experienced and the characters I got to know. Here are a few science fiction series I miss like crazy…