Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Sci-Fi Experience 2008


Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting an experience this January and February. He clearly points out that it is not a challenge per se, more of an experience. There are no required number of books. The goal is to have fun and to read books. For those that are intimidated perhaps by reading challenges and feeling that there is a "have" or "must" about them--it's a good distinction. I read his description--although Carl might disagree--and think of it as taking a class without receiving a grade. For the record, I'm still planning on counting this one as a "challenge" in my reckoning. Because I belong to a group that keeps track of how many challenges per year you participate in and complete. It's all fun. I don't take the numbers too seriously, after all, but I like the challenge of being challenged. Read all about the sci-fi experience here. Read the sci-fi experience reviews here.

I plan on reading some Orson Scott Card. An obvious choice for me since not only do I love him, but the Cardathon challenge officially begins January 1rst. I may (may being the key word) read C.S. Lewis' sci-fi trilogy. I'd like to perhaps read some Asimov as well. But I may be too busy to squeeze that in. If you have suggestions, ideas for books--titles and/or authors--please suggest away. My familiarity with the genre really goes no further than OSC and a few H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles.

The experience goes from January 1 to February 29th.

2 comments:

Carl V. 10:16 PM  

Awesome, I'm glad you're going to join in. And you can certainly count it as a challenge completed. You may or may not have noticed the mixed message I unintentionally sent, saying that this isn't a 'challenge' and then posting links to it on my site under the 'A Challenge' heading. LOL!

Dewey 3:27 PM  

You're mentioning some books I've been meaning to read, too, but I'm WAY overchallenged, so no participating for me. Hope you have fun, though!

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