January 3, 2008
The Sci-Fi Experience 2008
Well, so much for that New Year's resolution. I wasn't going to join any challenges this year, but after reading about Carl's Sci-Fi Experience 2008, I decided what the heck. And after all, it's not really a challenge; just another excuse to make a list of potential reads for the year.
Here are the details from Carl's post:
This is an experience that I want to share with you. An experience, not a challenge. And while in some ways the difference between the two may be mere semantics, the intent is very, very different. There are some fantastic reading challenges on the horizon for 2008. In addition to a second round of the Once Upon a Time Challenge and R.I.P.’s third year, there are many other fantastic reading challenges that I will be participating in and talking about. I don’t want to muddy the waters at this time with another challenge nor do I want to do anything that would in some way cause people to feel that they have to participate out of a sense of loyalty or obligation.
I am asking you to read science fiction and to share your reading with us. There are no challenge goals involved. You can read one book or spend the next two months buried in science fiction. I also have a very broad definition of science fiction, and thus you need not fear that you have to pick up a book steeped in scientific mumbo-jumbo. It is up to you. No pressure, no obligations, just a chance at an experience!
So, here's my list:
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Time and Again by Jack Finney
A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
There are so many others that I'd love to include, but I decided to only pick those that I already own. I doubt I'll read all six in the next two months, but there's nothing to stop me from continuing with this "experience" and work my way through the list throughout 2008.
Thanks, Carl, for another great reason to make a list.
Now, which one to start with...