2014 Sci Fi Experience Challenge


“For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

I love Carl V’s, (of Stainless Steel Droppings) reading challenges!  My very first reading challenge as a book blogger was in 2007 — his first Once Upon a Time challenge! (I’m looking forward to this year’s OUaT starting in March.) It’s been a few years since I participated in his Sci Fi Experience Challenge, but I’ve been reading many classics recently and decided it would be fun to read a classic of science fiction. Since I am late starting this challenge, which is already underway from December 1st through January 31st, I will focus on just one book:  The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury. I have the audiobook version from the library, narrated by the author, which should be especially interesting. As always, this will be an enjoyable reading (and listening) experience!


6 thoughts on “2014 Sci Fi Experience Challenge

  1. Cath

    I remember seeing the mini-series of this book *years* ago… with Rock Hudson if memory serves. I’ve never read the book though. I’ll be interested to see what you make of it.


  2. Cath

    Robin, I left a comment here last night which disappeared… I think probably into your spambox as WordPress is not letting me leave comments on several people’s blogs at the moment. If this disappears too then I’ll leave a message on Goodreads.


  3. Robin Post author

    I found them, Cath. I’ll have to keep a close eye on my spam folder! I vaguely remember the Rock Hudson series. I’ll see if I can track it down. Maybe it’s on You Tube? I’m enjoying the book very much at the moment.

    Kelly, it’s particularly interesting to hear Ray Bradbury’s comments about the writing of each story.


  4. Cath

    You found the comments! Excellent. Spam folders are funny things, a few of my comments go into mine for no obvious reason.

    I think the series was as far back as the 1970s as I have a feeling I was pregnant with my eldest daughter and she… as she unhappily reminded me at the weekend… is 40 next month. Glad you’re enjoying the book.


  5. Robin Post author

    Cath, my son just turned 42. Yikes! But, of course, we all know that 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything… so it’s all okay! 🙂



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