Here it is, February, and I had to debate whether I was going to talk about the coldness of space as related to the dreadful freeze-your-butt-off weather here in Nova Scotia, Canada, or Valentine’s Day. I love Valentines, and I hate the current weather, so we all know how I made my choice.
Over the years Valentines have had many formats, from candy boxes to flowers with specific messages, to printed cards and lately, e-cards. Personally I like a printed card. What does this all have to do with sci-fi and fantasy? Not much I’ll admit, except that I wonder in the future what format these expressions of admiration and love will take. I hate electronic cards as they are now. But how might they appear in the future?
I envision 3D holograms, maybe sent through Lisa’s superfluids, or a zero calorie chocolate bar (because we know for sure they don’t exist NOW).
There might be a chance for an interspecies romance, or dinner at the latest spot in orbit.
What I really want is the ability to slip through time as well as space and enjoy valentines in the past. A day in Rome perhaps? An evening in a flapper joint in the roaring ‘20’s? Oh yes please. And then a day a thousand years from now where nothing at all is familiar and my present might be a chocolate experience the envolopes all my senses yet drops five pounds off my backside.
What would be your choice for a Valentine’s Day celebration in the future?
Alien Revealed – Carina Press
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