My mother was an armchair space buff and an avid reader, who devoured science fiction and delighted in sci-fi on TV or movies. She loved Buck Rodgers, Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, Kim Robinson, Harlan Ellison, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula La Guin and so many more. She had shelves of paperbacks and was a frequent visitor to our library. She shared that love and would take us outside as kids, point to the constellations and start telling us stories of the night sky. To hear of all the stories associated with the constellations brought me to my local library, where I would read about mythology fables from across the world.