Do you prefer reading or watching Sci-Fi?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Post by jvez » 22 Apr 2018, 06:59

I'm not really a major fan of sci-fi. But I think I'd prefer watching it in film due to the effects and animation. I do have a few sci films that I enjoyed. I've tried reading sci-fi books before but they just don't captivate me that much.

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Post by charmaineperit » 27 Apr 2018, 12:09

Watching sci-fi would be more convenient because of the portaryal it could offer that would be difficult to describe in a book. But in terms of context, reading would be better in giving details and explanation

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Post by KRay93 » 02 May 2018, 10:33

The genre is of my preference in both instances. However, I must admit that reading a sci-fi book, if well written, stimulates our imagination to a higher degree by presenting us with worlds, creatures, and situations that would never appear or happen in the real world.

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Post by Helpme71 » 03 May 2018, 08:32

I think I would have to say that I prefer to read it. Yes, sometimes it can be difficult to picture all of the various components of a ship, for example, but I am the kind of person that has a very vivid imagination, so I can at least get a semi-accurate picture in my mind when imagining a ship, or an alien, or some new technology.
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Post by Jgideon » 17 Jun 2018, 06:34

I prefer reading the book. One in a while, I do watch sci-fi movies and find them really interesting.

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Post by holsam_87 » 18 Jun 2018, 00:46

MarisaRose wrote:
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Sci-fi is such a vast genre. It can include so many new types of aliens, species, technology etc. Do you ever find it's just easier to watch (especially with modern day visual effects) because sometimes it's difficult to understand when reading?
I actually enjoy doing both. My only proviso is that the book or show/movie be well written.
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Post by Storm+ » 27 Jun 2018, 18:24

In terms of simply enjoying the story, I often enjoy sci-fi as a visual medium, with special effects. However, in terms of understanding the context of the events within a story, I prefer to read sci-fi.

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Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 13 Jul 2018, 17:52

I've really enjoyed watching sci-fi, but I haven't quite found the right book that I've actually enjoyed. I've been recommended a few that I disliked. I really didn't enjoy Superhighway either. Hoping the right book comes my way soon!
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Post by MitchL » 09 Aug 2018, 19:41

well watching is more for me I can see it all not think or see it in my mind.
Iknow reading is better just for that it gets your mind, your imagination pulsing, you want to turn the page instead of the channel
Plus it will prevent you from grabbing that cig, or fattening food item, Your to busy too involved in the reading you cant put it down.

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Post by mac83 » 18 Sep 2018, 08:42

I like to read and watch sci-fi. If a book is written well, it's as easy to get into a sci-fi book as it is to get into a movie. The movie though, you can get into it by seeing the graphics and how everything plays out.
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Post by SpencerVo » 02 Jan 2019, 18:54

I often prefer reading to watching, but I prefer watching Sci-fi movies. Most stories in this genre are very fast-paced and emphasize the settings and the plots rather than the characters' inner lives, so movie is definitely an easier means to communicate those.
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