I can't get used to it, no matter how much I try. I really can't. I'm constantly astonished by the fact that the rest of the world has fallen in love with superheroes, magic, and space opera.

I watch late night talk show hosts squee over plot twists in Game of Thrones, and I marvel. I listen to news announcers reference Star Trek in a hard news story about, say, politics, and I can't believe it. I hear librarians talk about ordering more fantasy novels, and I'm astonished.

Used to be . . .

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