My Artistic (Hopefully) progression through the 100 best Science Fiction Novels of all time.
I find myself with a lot more time these days.
With my new gig comes a new commute, via bus mostly. A 30 minute bus ride and the inevitable waiting to and fro leaves me with chunks of time that are by and large, free. David and Nico Bekken would chastise me because when I have free time I get a techno itch that must be scratched by pumping some digital media into my system (Audibly, Visually, Mentally even)
If you guys are reading this, sorry to disappoint. Kind of.
I’ve had this story bouncing around in my head for a few years now, something that wants to be illustrated and become a childrens book. I am agonizing over the method of delivery. The story has become more and more intricate as I’ve developed it and shared it with friends and loved ones, but what is interesting to me, isn’t necessarily interesting to the general public.
I’d like for a creative work of mine to be successful, but I’d also like it to be meaningful and helpful, and tell a valuable story that anyone can walk away from feeling good. I want it to be good. So in the pursuit of killing all kinds of birds with less than that number of stones, I’ve decided to take a literary tour.
I will “read” the best 100 science fiction novels of all time. The reason I say “read” is that tracking down all of these books might be tough, and actually physically holding the book while having hands free to ride my bike, or work, or cross my arms menacingly on the bus would prove difficult.
They will be consumed audibly, and as I move through them, I’ll try and mark up my sketchbook to mark the chapters as time passes. I’m already a couple deep, so I’ll have to write makeup posts for them.
At the end of each book, I’ll post a wrap-up with thoughts and etc about the experience. Hopefully this will help my storytelling muscles tighten up in preparation for the time when I’ll have the time to sit down and write it all out. Here’s my progress so far.
1. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card (Complete)
2. Dune by Frank Herbert (Complete)
3. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Complete)
4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy by Doug Adams (In Progress)
So far, Foundation has been the only new book for me, and it was incredible. Oh man!
Anyway, more tomorrow I think. So Long, and thanks for all the fish!
There’s nothing that can really describe the bond of trust and friendship you build with someone you love. I’ve never been able to nail it down, it’s too big, but all I can do is marvel at it and appreciate it with everything I have. A pretty cool quote about it goes.
“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”
Paty, you are an amazing sidekick. Wish you were closer, but all in due time I guess. :)