Today marks the beginning of the 2014 Science Fiction Experience, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings. The Science Fiction experience is an informal type of reading challenge that focuses on enjoying science fiction in all its forms. It begins today and lasts until the end of January. January is also Vintage Sci-fi Month, hosted by Andrea from The Little Red Reviewer.
Science fiction is one of my favorite book genres. I love the way that futuristic societies reflect on our own, and I’m drawn by authors who envision worlds that could be. I discovered my love of science fiction through the Science Fiction Experience several years ago, and I love seeing everyone’s reading choices.
My reading pool for the next two months is fluid and likely to change. I will be interspersing books that I’m reading for blog tours with science fiction. Here are some of the books that I may review:
- The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke – This one’s a definite, as I’ve already finished reading it. It’s about a girl who falls in love with an android.
- Katya’s War by Jonathan Howard – I read Katya’s World during last year’s Science Fiction experience and adored it. It’s YA sci-fi featuring a submarine pilot.
- Redshirts by John Scalzi – I’ve had this book on my TBR list for way too long, especially since Mr. Scalzi personally signed my copy.
- The Gor series by John Norman – These books are objectively terrible, but they’re also delightfully pulpy (if you can get past the sex slaves) and I can’t stop reading them. If I have a bad day at work, I read one of these, and then I feel better.
- Dreamwalker by C.S. Friedman – I’ve been trying to behave and wait to read this one until a bit closer to the publication date, but I can’t hold myself back much longer. Friedman is an amazing writer, and I’m super excited to see her newest work.
Those are just a few samples of the enormous number of sci-fi books that I have sitting around my apartment and/or my Kindle; there are many more where those came from, and I’ll be reading whatever books I’m in the mood for on any given day. I’ll also be spending plenty of evenings curled up with a cup of tea watching Star Trek.
What are your sci-fi reading/viewing plans?