August 28, 2010 - August 8, 2011
Mish at Stage and Canvas is hosting the Sci-Fi Challenge, and although I am late to post this, it is not too late to join. Mish writes:
One of science fiction’s quirks is that it’s more encompassing than specified genres like mystery so not as clearly defined. That’s one reason why I like it, but also think it’s detrimental and confusing for some. It seems that what turns a lot of people off from the genre is the stigma that it’s all aliens, robots, outer space, scientific terminology, and Star Wars, but it’s so much more than that. In brief, it’s a vast literature of ideas and infinite possibilities that may include the past or future, a completely different timeline, utopias or dystopias, science and technology like time travel, or an invasion of body snatchers. There’s something for everyone, from alternate histories to classics like Frankenstein and H.G. Wells to contemporary literature like the Handmaid’s Tale and then some. I love the genre because of its wide study, commentary, and exploration of humanity and technology. From cyberpunks to super-humans and beyond, it spans tastes and is limited only by the imagination.
- Read 4 or 8 science fiction books (or audio books). Some suggestions are posted on the post about the challenge.
- You may join at any time.
- You do not need a blog to participate.
- Overlaps with other challenges is allowed.