‘Do not go gentle into that good night’

‘From that fateful day when stinking bits of slime first crawled from the sea and shouted to the cold stars, “I am man.”, our greatest dread has always been the knowledge of our mortality. But tonight, we shall hurl the gauntlet of science into the frightful face of death itself. Tonight, we shall ascend into the heavens. We shall mock the earthquake. We shall command the thunders, and penetrate into the very womb of impervious nature herself.’ 

ssd2017That’s right, we’re going to hurl and ascend, mock, command and .. okay, that all sounds utterly exhausting, maybe we’ll just stick to reading some sci fi eh!  The 2017 Sci-Fi Experience hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings has now taken off in search of wondrous reads.  So buckle up, jump aboard, beam up, crack the door of the Tardis, don your spacesuit and get searching your shelves for more sci fi reads.  (Well, not just reads to be honest, films, series, games – anything goes really – in fact if this event was any more laid back it would be horizontal!)

I loved taking part in Sci Fi 2016 during the month of November hosted by Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow but I didn’t manage to read everything I wanted.  Of course I can still pick up those books – but there’s nothing like a bit of incentive to push me on and what could be better than another event that celebrates everything sci fi and brings together lots of people all wanting to chat?  So, as the saying goes, as one door closes, another opens  – hopefully not unto a black hole.  And, in fact, two doors are opening right here because Vintage Sci Fi hosted by Little Red Reviewer also takes part and crosses over for the month of January with the 2017 Sci Fi Experience.  If you love classics then this is a great opportunity to read some from your list, a bit of Shelley or Wells, and not just classics from way back when.  Basically, if it was published 1979 or before then it counts.  Check out Stainless Steel Dropping and Little Red Reviewer‘s sites for details – they express all of this in a much more eloquent way than I ever could do so go take a look.lrrvsf

Rant, rave, shout scream, laugh, cry, be amazed be scared.  Be all of those things.  But remember that in space nobody can hear you scream so don’t sit in your own little vacuum thinking and pondering – be involved and be heard.  Simples. 😀

 

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7 Responses to “‘Do not go gentle into that good night’”

  1. Redhead

    Yeah! Super excited!

  2. Countdown to Vintage Science Fiction Month! | the Little Red Reviewer

    […] Vintage Month is also connected with Stainless Steel Dropping’s The SciFi Experience, and many bloggers are already talking about their plans for The SciFi Experience and Vintage Month, including  Red Star Reviews‘ Vintage reading plans, Jim Harris’s in-depth essay at Auxiliary Memory and the vintage and SciFi Experience announcement post at Lynn’s Book Blog […]

  3. @lynnsbooks

    Yeah, me too.
    Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Looks like a lot more sci-fi goodness still to come. I’m actually going to use December to check out some of the genres I’ve neglected lately, like urban fantasy. But I’m sure I’ll still end up reading a little of everything 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I hear ya. I want to read Morning Star! But then I have a couple of review books and I’d like to make headway on some of my January reads.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    More SF is always a good thing! 🙂
    I had forgotten about the SciFi Experience and I have no idea if I will be able to participate due to work pressure, but at the very least I can read some interesting posts and find some new books to add to my list – as if I needed more…. 😀

    Thanks for sharing!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, I at least have Morning Star yet to conclude. I had to put that one down due to review books. Plus I bought Chrysalids by John Wyndham for the Vintage challenge so I have two books straight away!
      Lynn 😀

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