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The Sci-Fi Experience

Delighted that Carl is starting his annual Sci-Fi Experience early, as he did last year. I always enjoy this one as it reminds me that one of the very first genres I fell in love with as a teenager was science-fiction.


(Artwork by Stephan Martiniere.)

The 'Experience' runs from the 1st. December, 2014 to the 31st January, 2015. Participants can read as many science-fiction books as they like: one or many, whatever takes your fancy. The important thing is to 'enjoy' your reading.

Carl's sign-up post is here:

I have several books I'd like to get to this year.

1. Heliconia Winter by Brian W. Aldiss. I've read the first two books in this series and loved them, this'll be the perfect opportunity to finish the trilogy.

2. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge. I know little about this book other than it's considered a classic in the space opera section of the sci-fi genre. Sounds like it might be my kind of thing.

3. The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Many, *many* years ago I read Niven's Ringworld and was blown away by it. Weirdly I don't think I've read a single other book by him since. And this is again supposed to be a classic.

4. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. This one's been on my tbr mountain for 'years'. Time I got around to it.

If I manage to read just a couple of those I'll be a happy bunny. I suspect, December being, as it is for everyone, busy for me, that the majority of my reading for the Sci-Fi Experience will take place in January. Thanks again to Carl for hosting.


Oh, excellent! Tomorrow I shall get my reading mojo back on, and sign up for all the things I've meant to sign up for! I've not even started on Christmas reading yet - the books are on the shelves somewhere...!

And I've now got all my old science fiction books out again, so I shall definitely sign up for the sci-fi challenge, though I shall leave it until January to start... *g*
I haven't started any Christmas reading either. I've got a paperback lined up but that's about it. Not reading as much as I would like atm, but will get back to it. Point of Dreams is beckoning but I'm rationing myself as once I've read that there'll only be one book left.

Likely as not I'll start my sci-fi reading in January too.