Science Fiction Experience Round-Up

The Science Fiction Experience at Stainless Steel Droppings runs from January to February, so that makes it time to assess how it went.  (I’ll have an update on other challenges at the end of next month.)

I’ve had such a good time with this challenge (experience).  I haven’t done much on other challenges, but that’s all right, I have the rest of the year for those…  This was exactly the impetus I needed to finally read a lot of books I’ve been meaning to read for ages–especially some sci fi classics, new Star Trek books, and revisits to old Star Wars books.  Last year I read twelve sci fi books in the entire year–I matched that in these two months.

I’ve also really enjoyed the community around this experience, reading other people’s posts–and thank you to the people who came by here too!  I’m already thinking about what I’ll read during Stainless Steel Dropping’s Once Upon a Time Challenge in the spring.  🙂

Here’s the sci fi I read in the last two months.  If you’re curious about something that doesn’t have a review, just ask!

1) Five-Odd, edited by Groff Conklin

2) I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

3) Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

4) Star Wars: The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre

5) Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford

6) Mister Creecher by Chris Priestly

7) Star Trek: Memory Prime by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

8) Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton

9) Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve

10) Journey Between Worlds by Sylvia Louise Engdahl

11) Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap by Simon Messingham

12) Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve

Not sure why the reviews ended up totally weighted for the first half of the list…it wasn’t planned.

And some sci fi I watched:

Seasons Five and Six of Doctor Who
Selections from Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season One of Eureka
Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI (The Original Trilogy)
Superman: The Movie
Back to the Future
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Men in Black

I feel like this makes me look like I watch more TV than I really do–those aren’t long seasons, and it’s been pretty exclusively sci fi for the last couple months!  I’ve always tended to watch more sci fi than I read.

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5 Responses to Science Fiction Experience Round-Up

  1. Carl V. says:

    I watched those seasons of Dr. Who for the experience as well. I love that series and am sad that we have to wait for more. I also watched Alien again. Hadn’t seen that in forever. And though the experience is over my SF/fantasy viewing has continued as I’ve seen John Carter 3 times this week. I need to get back to Eureka. Especially since one of my favorite people, Felicia Day, is in later seasons.

    I am disappointed I didn’t get to any of my Star Trek Vanguard novels for the challenge, but they are close by giving me a constant reminder that I need to get to them soon.

    Thrilled that you got so much read and watched for the non-challenge.

  2. ensign_beedrill says:

    Eureka! The first season was the best. It got really weird at the end.

    I guess the experience is over, but if you want a cool, fun sci fi series to check out, I suggest Warehouse 13. Three seasons so far, and it’s a summer series, so they’re short.

  3. dianem57 says:

    I’m more impressed with the number of books you’ve read in the last two months than with the amount of television you watched. You are a prolific reader!

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