Any of you not following me on facebook might not know that I spent the last several days at The Life The Universe and Everything Symposium in Provo, Utah. It was a blast, let me tell you… well, don’t let me tell you because that’s not what this post is about. More details will be included in this month’s newsletter.
Aaaanyway, it’s a long drive from the LA area up to Provo, so I got lots of time alone with my audio books. In fact, while dealing with traffic I actually finished A Forest of Stars by Kevin J. Anderson. This is the second book in his highly praised series The Saga of Seven Suns. Personally, I’m not totally convinced. Maybe I should have started by reading some of his other books to develop the level of trust in our Author-Reader relationship before tackling a 7-book series. That said, the second book has really started drawing me into the universe and I am much more excited for the third novel in the
That said, the second book has really started drawing me into the universe and I am much more excited for the third novel in the installment. There are some truly amazing elements to the story and both the first and second book have earned their own Book Learning spotlight, but I think I’m going to finish the series before truly diving into the lessons they have to teach us.
In true Rowenson fashion, this actually has very little to do with the point of this post, so let’s get to that now.
After finishing book 2 in the saga, I pulled into a rest area, relieved my protesting bladder and thumbed through my digital library for my next audible experience. That’s when I noticed something.
My Library is decidedly Monogenrenatic
Yeah, that’s totally a word. It’s my blog anyway, so quiet you.
In the past several years I have made a serious effort to increase my consumption of literature. The problem is that, while I have expanded beyond my favorite authors, I am still mostly on the Fantasy side of things. Yeah, there are some books I listened to that are more contemporary or more horror-centric like I am Not a Serial Killer and Residue, but most of the books have had serious fantasy elements.
That’s not okay, but that’s okay (hooray for contradictions) because I have a plan.
Now Announcing Rowenson’s Year of Science Fiction
For the 11.5 months remaining in 2017, I am dedicating myself to exploring the many worlds and wonders of Science Fiction. I have already begun with The Solar Express by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and will continue cutting my way through Kevin’s Saga of Seven Suns. After that, I really don’t know.
And that’s why I need your help?
Question: What Science Fiction Novels do you think should be on my list?
Comment below or simply email me what you think.
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