I was a geek from pretty early on. I read a lot of books, watched a lot of cartoons, and when I hung out with friends, we played the old Star Wars rpg (back when one did not have to specify that it was the pen and paper rpg) instead of playing basketball or football.
As a kid, there really was little that was as cool as giant robots. Not even dinosaurs. They also got me thinking about aliens and space travel. They were probably my gateway into SF before I got older and started reading things like Asimov’s Robot and Foundation stories.MORE