Booking Through Thursday: Sci-fi/fantasy
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? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
My sister was named for Roger Zelazny’s Amber Chronicles. My father has a Starfleet Academy decal on the back window of his car. My parents once went to a Halloween party dressed as a 1 and a 0. They were bytes. By all measure of anything, I should be a fantasy/sci-fi fanatic.
I am not.
If you don’t ask me too many times, I will tell you that I read across genres, that I don’t discriminate. But maybe on that third try, you will force me to admit that I am not as well versed across literary category lines as I like to pretend. Oh, I’ve read the requisite J. R. Tolkien; I’ve read Hitchhiker and Harry Potter. I adored things like Narnia and A Wrinkle In Time, growing up. But if you dig too deep, you’ll find that I have little to no interest in what the rest of the world refers to as fantasy/sci-fi.
As far as the 23rd is concern, I think I will take the time to finally read The Amber Chronicles since the rest of my family can talk about them in detail and I am left in the dark. Oryx and Crake has also been on my list for too long, as well, so that may have to be worked in. I do love a good excuse!