Carl’s Science-Fiction Experience came to an end on 31 January. I enjoyed it much more that I anticipated and whilst I’d thought I’d give it a go, reading one book, I ended up reading four:
- The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham €“ review 3 December 2013
- Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham €“ review 16 December 2013
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell €“ review 7 January 2014
- The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper €“ review 11 January 2014
I used to read a lot of science fiction many years ago but hadn’t read much recently. I began by reading The Midwich Cuckoos, first published in 1957, and then remembered that we had some old sci-fi books in a box up in the loft, none of which I’d read, so I had several more books to chose from.
Apart from Cloud Atlas, these are all old books, and very different from Cloud Atlas. My favourite is Stowaway to Mars, even though it’s so very dated – it was first published in 1936. I enjoyed it immensely. Another plus is that all four books are ones I’ve owned for years and thus have reduced my huge TBR Mountain!
My thanks to Carl, for hosting this Experience, which has encouraged me to go back to reading science fiction!