Reading is my hobby and in my childhood I got a chance to read all types stories and different ideological articles. But the greatest impact caused on me by the science fiction stories. I always liked science fiction stories. Some Marathi magazines specifically includes science fiction stories in their Diwali special editions. So whenever I get such Diwali special edition I always search first for science fiction stories in their index and read those stories first.
By reading such stories I was introduced to the names like Dr. Jayant Naralikar, Dr. Bal Phondake, Niranjan Ghate etc. And the magic of these names remained forever on my mind. Dr. Jayant Naralikar is one of the name from the list. I have read his stories as well as novels. The Novel “Preshit” was having great impact on me and I still remember it’s storyline after reading it once even after twenty five years. Later I read more about big bang, black holes, general theory of relativity, special theory of relativity, steady state universe concept, expanding universe concept etc. I read it all because of the curiosity developed by reading science fiction stories, such was the impact of science fiction stories on me.
Later I read the translation of novel “The Black Cloud” in Marathi. The novel is written by Dr. Fred Hoyle and translated in Marathi by Dr. Jayant Naralikar. The concept in that book was amazing and it gave me a different perspective. At that time I was first introduced to the concept of extraterrestrial origin of life. Reading that book was a very different experience. It is one of my favorite books and I have recommended it to many of my friends. I would like to read that book again after so many years if I will get the chance. Due to this book I became more interested in some subjects and started reading more curiously.
Due to the impact of reading all those science fiction stories, recently I started to write stories based on science and science fiction subjects. It requires lot of study, search, curiosity, critical thinking and imagination to write such science fiction stories.
Recently I went to the science convention and Dr. Jayant Naralikar was present there with other scientists. I saw the craze in people about these scientists, especially Dr. jayant Naralikar. Some people were trying to have a few words with him personally and they were feeling very proud about it. Such a popularity even after the failure of the theory of ‘Steady State Universe’ is because of impact of his articles and science fiction stories. What a great impact!
When a science fiction story writer writes with such an enthusiasm, deep research of the subject and critical thinking and imagination, I am sure the story must be having great impact on it’s readers.
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