18 June 2009

Btt for 6/18

Cool topic.

One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day.

As she puts it:

So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day! A day of celebration and wonder! A day for all of us readers of science fiction and fantasy to reach out and say thank you to our favorite writers. A day, perhaps, to blog about our favorite sf/f writers. A day to reflect upon how written science fiction and fantasy has changed your life.

So … what might you do on the 23rd to celebrate? Do you even read fantasy/sci-fi? Why? Why not?


so this year I've read, roughly estimated as i tend to forget to tag, about 12 fantasy and 5 sci-fi books. That doesn't even count all the graphic novels, as Fables falls under fantasy and Y: The Last Man is definitely sci-fi. So yeah, i enjoy both genres. I've got more fantasy than sci-fi on my Librarything page but my tastes have been drifting toward sci-fi recently. I also enjoy books that play with those boundaries, between "regular" books and genres and between sci-fi and fantasy. The Dark Tower series is a great example. Parts are pure fantasy, parts pure sci-fi, and it's an incredible mix.

As I'm working on Tuesday, i doubt i'll be doing anything particularly fun for the day!

2 comments:

  1. I'll review a book and have several discussions going in the Cafe Blue forum. Here is mine

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  2. I wonder what people could do to celebrate on Tuesday? Star Trek marathon, maybe?

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