Today I am pleased to share with you my plans for this month's SCi-Fi June Readathon that is hosted by Michelle Miller at www.seasonsreading.blogspot.com/. I always look forward to this RAT as I usually don't pick sci-fi as by go to read. Don't get me wrong. I love reading science fiction, but I usually reach for mysteries, thrillers, whodunnits, horror... everything but sci-fi. So this readathon puts a little diversity in my yearly reading. This readathon starts at June 1st at 12:00 am CDT to June 30th 11:59 pm CDT. Now, on with the show:
The first read on my list is a novel by Phillip Jose Farmer. It was originally written in 1971 and is the first in a four book series. What happens when you die? The last thing you would expect to do is awaken naked on a foreign planet along the shores of a seemingly endless river. But this is how the book starts. This could be an interesting book and with three more in the series, I may know what I will be doing in the near future.
The next book on my list is the newest of the group. It is titled All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. Books now have trailers, and are a lot better at describing the book than me, so I will direct your attention here:
The final selection in my book list is called Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delaney. Published in 1966, this sounds like a very interesting read, regardless of the time it was written. The main character is a top linguist, acclaimed poet, and former military cryptologist. When the Alliance military come across a new code used by the enemy, which is beyond their ability to crack, they come to her for help. She informs them that it is not a mere code, but an actual language, and agrees to accept the challenge. What could go wrong?
There you have it. My ambitious TBR for the month of June. If I do somehow make it through all of these books with time to spare, I have a back up book. Dragon on a Pedestal by Piers Anthony. I wish all of you a fantastic sci-fi reading month and will check back with you soon. I will post my journey on twitter at twitter.com/MysterNightOwl.