Why SF/F?This is why I write SF/F.
Because I grew up watching the black and white Flash Gordon serials on television.
Because I saw Star Wars.
Because I started playing D&D, reading Tolkien, and watching Doctor Who in 5th grade.
Because dragons and spaceships and giant mecha float my boat.
While I love a good Spenser tale or a Stephanie Plum escapade, I always find myself combing through the SF/F racks at the bookstore.
I've tried writing a pure mystery story. Didn't work. Tried historical. No go.
Always back to SF/F.
To my fellows out there, why do you?