My apologies for the lateness an brevity of this posting.
We live in a fantastical world. Can you remember back to when you first saw an elephant? Or perhaps a kangaroo? What about the first time you saw the ocean, or soaring mountain peaks? Or perhaps when you encountered your first sky-scraper or other man-made monolith?
As humans we long to be wowed and amazed…even as we continually march forward with the insistance of making everything the mundane.
We long to rekindle that feeling we first had when learning that dinosaurs really were real once, and secretly hoped that maybe, somewhere, a few still lived.
We are an exploratory race, always seeking to find that which is unknown, and understand that which has yet to be asked.
All traits given to us by a God to help us seek him out and desire to know Him as fully as possible.
I think this is why fantasy and science fiction can be so totally universal. The very conventions of the genres speak to some of the most basic and fundamental yearnings of the human spirit.