I finally joined Carl's Science Fiction Experience last year for the first time and really enjoyed the variety it brought to my reading so I will be joining again this year. It runs from January 1st to February 28th and there are no rules or goals or anything other than enjoying one or more sci-fi reads or watches (tv or movies).
I've decided to pull three books off of my shelves for this event --
Neuromancer by William Gibson
This one is actually from my husband's shelves. It's also on the 1001 List which is why I'm finally going to give it a read. It's from 1984. I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous about this one. It seems really different from what I normally read.
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
This is also from my husband's shelves though I had heard of the series first and had already added it to my library TBR before he mentioned it. He beat me to reading the books though and is finishing the third book in the series right now. This will be the newest book I read for this event (2008).
Impossible Things by Connie Willis
Because her "best" short stories will be published in one volume this summer, I thought I should get familiar with her style and subject matter with this collection from 1993 (stories from 1986-1992). Three of the stories won Nebula Awards and two of those also won Hugo Awards.
Are you joining the "experience" this year? What will you be reading?
Off to another world or two,