Near the end of his life, my rocket-scientist dad turned away from technical periodicals and began to catch up on the leisure reading his science career had pre-empted.\n \nI asked him if he enjoyed science fiction, to which he replied a definite NO. He found the lack of the authors' understanding of even basic science frustrated and irritated him, both with its illogic and lack of feasibility. \n\nHowever, feasibility wasn't a problem with magic: much to the astonishment of his family, this hard-boiled scientist thoroughly enjoyed reading Harry Potter.\n\nA good story entertains and may even instruct. It certainly feeds the need for the miraculous and the mythic. Most people really don't care if the science, the action, or the romance is feasible. \n\nBut if reality gets in the way of the enjoyment, fault not the tale-teller. Instead, let us promote good science through great articles in both popular and technical media -- and for leisure reading, let the frustrated find another genre!