Note that this isn't Always Female as Single Man Seeks Good Woman can certainly be in play. As this trope frequently deals with critical plot details, be warned: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.
Some are unmarked, too, so don't say we didn't warn you.
We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of Galactic Civilizations.
This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe." "Sometimes science is just doing a really good job of measuring something that nobody has ever measured before." "...
Henry Adams, the great nineteenth-century historian. He was writing just after the battle of Shiloh in April of 1862.
The two days of fighting had produced more casualties than all previous American wars combined: the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War--in two days!
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together." )" "Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence ...
has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all." "Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today And then one day you find ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" , I would want this one on my tombstone, if I were not going to science.... We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men...
If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours.
This is what Adams said, "I firmly believe that before many centuries more, science will be the master of man.
The engines he will have invented will be beyond his strength to control.
, but the heroine is much more likely to end up happy this way.
However, it creates a problem insofar as the heroine has to neither fight her common sense nor reform the hero for a Happy Ending.
The heroine, like the hero, tends to be much more mature and likable than in All Girls Want Bad Boys; frequently, they've been burned by a previous lover, and generally, they've matured. Any heroine who finds the hero attractive exactly for his more admirable qualities falls under Single Woman Seeks Good Man.