Sunday, November 30, 2014

2015 Challenges: Sci-Fi Experience

Host: Stainless Steel Droppings
Name: 2015 Sci-Fi Experience (sign up) (share reviews)
Dates: December 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
# of books: It's not a challenge, so 1 or more books counts as a success

I'm currently watching Babylon 5, season 1. I'm planning out January's reads at the moment. And I do plan on reading/rereading some science fiction.
  • Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman
  • Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
  • 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card (one of Card's that I've never read before)
  • Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card (probably my favorite Card novel)
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
What I Read:
1) The 5th Wave. Rick Yancey. 2013. Penguin. 457 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2) It's The End of the World As We Know It. Saci Lloyd. 2015. Hachette Books. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3) To Dream in the City of Sorrows. (Babylon 5: Book #9). Kathryn M. Drennan. Based on the series by J. Michael Straczynski. 1997. Random House. 352 pages.  [Source: Bought]
4) The Worthing Saga. Orson Scott Card. 1990. Tor. 465 pages. [Source: Bought]
5) The Infinite Sea (Fifth Wave #2) Rick Yancey. 2014. Penguin. 320 pages. [Source: Library]
6) Station Eleven. Emily St. John Mandel. 2014. Knopf Doubleday. 352 pages. [Source: Library]
7) Brave New World. Aldous Huxley. 1932. 268 pages. [Source: Bought]

What I View:
1) Babylon 5, disc one
2) Babylon 5, disc two
3) Babylon 5, disc three 
4) Babylon 5, disc four and five 
5) Babylon 5, disc six 
6) Babylon 5, season two, discs one and two

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Carl V. Anderson 1:23 PM  

I hope you enjoy The Martian. I just read it and thought it was fantastic.

I've always meant to watch Babylon 5, as that is one series I haven't tried. I should do so during this Experience as well.

Becky 2:12 PM  

Carl, you *should* watch Babylon 5. It's one of my favorites.

Anonymous,  3:13 PM  

THE Babylon 5 vid (you know the one, Becky :)) - or, why one should watch Babylon 5:


Robyn 12:35 AM  

Wow! It's good to meet a fellow book worm! Have you heard of the book, "Inventing Madness," by author J.G. Schwartz? Inventing Madness is the story of total devotion of a mother for her deeply disturbed son.

Jorie 11:37 PM  

Hallo Becky,

This is my 2nd Year participating in the Sci Fi Experience, but already I feel as though its going to go better than my 1st! :) I had a lot of fun putting together my Experience Log today! :) I wanted to get a head start on visiting the bloggers taking part, as I'm coming out of Sci Fi November w/ a two week extension which happily fits into the first two weeks of the Sci Fi Experience! Go me!

I haven't heard of the novels your going to be reading but I can say I was a HUGE fan of Babylon 5!! Except to say, I missed a lot of the series! :( It is definitely one of the sci-fi series I want to borrow through my library one of these years to view between SFN + SFE! Next year I know I'm going to watch more Doctor Who, but hmm, you brought up a good point - why not watch Babylon 5 for SFE?

I look forward to your posts & seeing what you are appreciating about a series I watched before anyone even had heard of it! I kid you not - I'd talk about it with sci-fi appreciators who were like, what series? Which channel!? lol

Enjoy the Experience!

Paris Franz 3:32 AM  

I've just discovered the Sci Fi Experience, thanks to your post! I think I'll probably read Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (it's been on my shelf for a while!) and re-watch Firefly (not that I've ever needed a special incentive to do that!)

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