It’s embarrassing; I write science fiction but feel like a stranger to sci-fi classics. (By the way, I know not everyone likes the term “sci-fi”. That’s too bad.)
Later this week, I’ll leave for an out-of-state visit to see family. I’m expecting down time. (Down time! Imagine!) And I realized: What could be a better opportunity than a vacation to start three months of literary exploration?
From now until the end of August, I will read for the first time (all the way through) the following nine, well-known books.
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Ringworld by Larry Niven
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
I’m not sure which I’ll start with…it will depend on how much room is in my suitcase and on the selection at my sister’s library. However, I’m eager to read them all.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?