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?
I don’t know what I will do to celebrate it….maybe I will write about the authors that I like…I never write about them before…just their books.
Do I even read it?? OF COURSE!!
Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror are my favorites, they force me to do an active imagination and that really thrills me. I never read romance novel because I find it lack of imagination. I like challenging my brain and mind to create this new world the writer is talking about.
Have you ever read The Lord of The Rings?? JRR Tolkien is a genius, the world he created was so beautiful and mesmerizing, fortunately the movie was also very good, every time I read the book (I’ve read it 3 times and planning on doing it for the 4th time soon) I felt like standing in Middle Earth. JK Rowling also create a great world (too bad the series ended badly), but I enjoy creating that imaginary world in my head.
As for Science Fiction…Hey I love all Michael Crichton’s books…I’ve read The Lost World 5 times, every single details he made on extinction theory is more interesting than my science class. And remembered every detail about gorillas and chimps on Congo. I find science fiction as a way to enhance my thirst over science and technology in a fun way. I wish there are more writers like Crichton, Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress is so not interesting.
So…why do I read Fantasy and science Fiction?? Because there are a lot of fun in those books
How bout you ?