Booking Through Thursday: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Here’s the question from Booking Through Thursday:

“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?”

And here’s my answer:

Well, I’ve got a busy day on the 23rd, so I’m unlikely to do anything to celebrate SF and Fantasy Writers Day. Honestly! Who has the time?
(Case in point: Yesterday was the anniversary of the Watergate break-in, and all I did to celebrate/recognize it was to tell about 5 people, most of whom probably didn’t really give a flip. And maybe I thought to myself–just maybe–“A third-rate burglary, my butt,” and then chuckled meanly a wee little bit.)

But I digress… The question, before I got all snarky on it, was actually about science fiction and fantasy. And while I don’t think of myself as much of a science fiction and fantasy reader, I’m intrigued when I think about “my most favoritest books ever,” and the list always includes quite a few science fiction books. For example:

– A Wrinkle in Time and A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
– The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
– Time and Again by Jack Finney
– Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
– The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
– The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper
and all the simply lovely time travel books I’ve read.
So let’s just say I celebrated SF and Fantasy Writers Day a few days early…

One thought on “Booking Through Thursday: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

  1. I read the Madeleine L'Engle books within the last year and loved them! I so wish i'd read them as a kid. Girls need more smart, sciencey females to read about!

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