Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Sci-Fi Experience 2011

It's that time again! I love Carl's Challenges, but this is an Experience. It is just to have fun and read or watch science-fiction. I love the genre, I actually read it before fantasy, but I neglect it. I was just looking over previous years posts for the event.

In 2008 I read Mary Modern by Camille Deangelis. I really liked that book and included it in my Best of... post for that year.

Then, in 2009, I had a really good reading year and read several books for the event:
The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (reread)
The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Extras by Scott Westerfeld

I really liked the Westerfeld books. I was actually thinking about rereading Nieffenegger in the next little while. I guess that will mean 2 years since I read it last!

Then, in 2010 I got wrapped up in the Olympics and only sort of participated in any sort of reading. The only book I officially completed was a reread of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle.

Other books I have reviewed since starting blogging that I labelled 'Science-fiction'. (There are probably more, but sometimes I forget labels.)
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Peeps Series, Book 1)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
A Distant Soil - Volume 1 - The Gathering by Colleen Doran
Chobits Vol. 1, 2, 3, and 4 by Clamp
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking Book 2 by Patrick Ness
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

So, now it is 2011 and it is anyones guess what I will accomplish.

Reads in 2011:
Serenity: Float Out by Patton Oswalt, Patric Reynolds, and Joss Whedon


  1. You know, it's odd but I don't think I've ever read The Invisible Man. The War of the Worlds is my favourite Wells. I've been trying to find Leviathon for yonks. Going to make another stab at finding it in the library tomorrow. Good luck with your sci fi books!

  2. This is such a great list you have here! Love H.G. Wells :}. Another good sci fi read you might enjoy is called, Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale by Leonid Korogodski. What I loved about this one is that the story is very inventive and compelling, with some amazing beauty in the midst of darkness. I couldn't put this one down.

  3. One of my 2010 objectives was to read more sci-fi, but I didn't do very well. I did really enjoy the ones I did read, in particular "Pushing Ice".

  4. Cath: I really enjoyed The Invisible Man. My review is written and will post early next week. I have War of the Worlds to read, too. Have to see what I accomplish!

    Brooke: Yes, it's a great genre!

    audreygeddes: Thanks for the suggestion. I have never heard of that book before!

    Alexandra: You could always try again in 2011... I don't read as much sci-fi as I would like. I just read too many genres to focus on any one like I would like to...

  5. I have to check the library for Patrick Ness. Have heard so many good things about his books and have never read one. Love science fiction; one of my favorite series is the Honor Harrington series by David Weber.

    Thanks for some good suggestions!

  6. jenclair: I sort of liked the Patrick Ness books. It's hard to determine. I need to read David Weber at some point.


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