The Universe of a Childhood

for Spock

The Obituarist's Diary

"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... Human." “Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… Human.”

I grew up watching Star Trek. It was one of those rare things that both my parents liked. This fact made it remarkable since my parents were divorced and clearly had nothing in common. The conflict between Spock’s human side and his Vulcan side fascinated me. In hindsight, I’d say I saw my family in those terms. My father was Human. My mother was Vulcan. How the hell did they ever fall in love?

I lived with my dad. He never told me what I should like. Unicorns? Great! Books? Wonderful! Dancing? Awesome! Sci-fi? Terrific! I watched Space: 1999, Battlestar Galatica, Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century, Lost in Space, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. In 7th grade, I attempted to write my first novel. It was a sci-fi…

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