Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting The Sci Fi Experience 2011.
Carl V. writes:
I want to provide, here at Stainless Steel Droppings, an environment in which science fiction connoisseurs and science fiction layman can come together and discuss books in a non-judgmental, non-threatening manner.
Again, this is about an experience. More than anything I want to encourage people to have fun experiencing just how exhilarating science fiction can be.
Unlike the challenges I host other times during the year, there are no specific number of books to shoot for. This is simply an opportunity to get together as a community and share a love of science fiction…and to hopefully spark a love of science fiction in those who have yet to be bit by the sci fi love bug! I will, however, have the Short Story Weekend option for those who want to read science fiction short stories in addition to or instead of science fiction novels.
The Sci Fi Experience 2011 takes place from January 1st, 2011 through February 28th, 2011. There is a review site for those who want to post links to any science fiction novel/short story/film/television reviews that take place during the Experience.
This non-challenge sounds like an exciting thing. I will probably view Sci Fi more than read it, but I am browsing my shelves and Library pile for books just the same.
Are you participating? What do you think you might read or watch? I am already thinking at least one of Philip K. Dick’s work–as if one should have an excuse. I may dig around for a few past reads in juvenile/middle-grade fiction to share. Otherwise, I shall just go with the flow: enjoying the posted reviews by other bloggers, share a few of my own and participate in a few conversations here and there. Sound good? Blogger or no, join The Sci Fi Experience 2011.
Check out Carl V.’s site, he has a sidebar where links to reviews will be kept so we can read and comment at leisure.
I am willing to take recommendations. Is there a seminal text or film I should be experiencing? Or one you are curious as to what I might think about it? I would love to consider your suggestions.
the Art for the banner is Les Edwards' Cygnus. Fantastic, isnt' it?