Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sci Fi Experience 2010

January 1 - February 28, 2010

Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the Sci Fi Experience 2010.  Here's what he says:
“Science Fiction as a genre and the art of reading have been inextricably linked together as far back as my earliest solo reading memories. It is a bond that the passage of time and my own growth as a reader has not severed. In fact it is quite the opposite. As my length of days stretch out before me I find the ties to my own past growing ever more strong and ever more important.”
~Carl V. Anderson

Perhaps it is the acme of narcissism to quote oneself, but as I reviewed last year’s Sci Fi ExperienceSci Fi Experience, it seemed appropriate to dust it off and roll it out again. The passion that birthed these words two years ago has not diminished with time. That star continues to burn quite brightly. announcement, and perused this quote I had made during the inaugural

As the snow gently falls this Christmas morning and the temperatures steadily descend, the glow of a passion for winter reading of science fiction keeps me warm. It is that warmth that I hope to share with all who would join me this January and February. Not for another challenge, no…for an experience.

Pilfering from my self again:
“More than any other genre of fiction, science fiction reading is to me an experience– not only does it transport me to another time and place in the future but it also transports me to my past and as such creates an aura of reading that is wonderful to experience but difficult to describe. I can only hope that you fellow readers are nodding your heads in agreement right now, recalling similar experiences that you have with various novels and/or genres of fiction.”
The Sci Fi Experience 2010 will take place from January 1st, 2010 through February 28th, 2010. During this time I will be following what is my natural inclination during these winter months, and that is to fully embrace science fiction, in my reading, film/tv watching, and game playing. Two years ago I decided to share this winter reading predilection with all of you wonderful readers in the hopes that perhaps others would join me in experiencing the unique joy that comes with entertaining science fiction stories. There is no official sign up, no call to read a certain number of books, no pressure to challenge yourself in any way. Nothing about this two month period of science fiction celebration should cause anyone to feel obligated to participate. I host two other very involved challenges throughout the year and the last thing I want to do is start a new year adding stress to your busy lives, or my own.

This is simply a time to experience how exhilarating science fiction can be.

To join, go to Sci Fi Experience 2010.