Merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday!
I’m also looking ahead to January–time for the Sci Fi Experience at Stainless Steel Droppings! This will be my second year participating, and after the great time I had last year, I’ve been very much looking forward to it. My plan in 2012 was to read old Star Wars books, new Star Trek books, and Orson Scott Card.
That’s pretty much my plan this year too. 🙂 Plus Edgar Rice Burroughs.
I went through a Star Wars period in middle school, read a lot of books, and then stopped when I got tired of mopping up the last traces of the Empire again. I remember some books fondly though, and I’ve revisited some of them in 2012. For the Sci Fi Experience, I specifically want to reread the Callista Trilogy, about a Jedi from the past who gets involved with Luke.
I have three unread Star Trek books on my shelf that I picked up at a library book sale several months ago, and this looks like the perfect opportunity to read them. I also want to reread Federation, because it’s been a long time for that one.
I also have the first three books of the Pellucidar series by Edgar Rice Burroughs sitting on my shelf. It’s the last one of his series that I haven’t read, so I’ll definitely be diving into those–pun intended, since they center around a world at the Earth’s core!
And as to Orson Scott Card, last year I read Ender’s Game and this year I plan to read its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, and then decide if I want to pursue the rest of the series. Ender’s War (pictured) has both of the first two books, if you’re wondering.
I’m also very excited to join in with the Dragonflight group-read. It’s a wonderful book I’ve been meaning to reread for a long time.
Thanks to the addition of Burroughs to my plans, I’ve decided to also jump in on the Vintage Science Fiction Month hosted by Andrea at Little Red Reviewer. The plan there is to read science fiction from pre-1979, and since I’ve got Edgar Rice Burroughs and “Star Trek Lives”-era novels, I seem to be right on track for that one too…
So. I think that should be enough to be getting started with! 🙂