Someone (you know who you are) took exception to an offhand comment I made during LB&LI about SF being riddled with phallic symbols, so I thought I'd get that out of the way.
I'm sure that I was wrong to suggest that SF was or is in any way related to the male sex organ. Of course we all know the SF focuses on the scientific advances man will make in the future, and the amazing technology that will improve and enlighten our society. As a genre it is noble and intelligent, and has never had anything to do with catering to the sexual fantasies of the male gender.
I don't know where I got the twisted notion that SF had anything to do with some dude's Johnson, actually. Maybe it was some book I snitched from my brother's collection when I was a kid and simply interpreted incorrectly.
In any case, I do apologize for my wholly inaccurate and highly inappropriate remark.