I’ve looked around for ideas to get my creative juices flowing and came across the “Genre Haiku Challenge” at Rob’s Surf Report. His first challenge was for Science Fiction based haiku, and while I missed the challenge deadline (it only ran for a few days) I decided to give it a shot.
From a dead planet.
A whisper “what do you want?”
The shadows spreading.
The final entries of the first challenge can be found here.
Rob’s December challenge is for Epic Fantasy, I think I will give it a try but my Epic Fantasy experience is mostly limited to Tolkien’s works.
Want to try your hand at it? Let me know if you do!
It is a sad day for Science Fiction fans and literature buffs alike. Ray Bradbury, renowned author of many works such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, has left us at the age of 91.
Like many of us, I remember fondly reading his books and enjoying watching the many film and television adaptations of his works. As his grandson is quoted as saying, that is his legacy, his body of works and them memory of them in the hearts and minds of his fans.
Many others have posted on this topic through the day, my friend Jeff Hite had some good things to say. Including an idea I can really get behind.
I suggest in his honor that you might want to try to write something new today.
You might also want to check out the story at io9, and Michael Hickerson has a good post over at Dragon Page.
Tonight I attended a get together with a number of other local book givers at our book pickup location, a local independent book store Beaverdale Books. It was a fun time discussing our selected books and our plans for handing the books out.
On an interesting note while there was a good selection of this year’s books chosen by givers, my choice to hand out Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game was the only one with multiple givers (3 of us) so score one for the Science Fiction section 😉
I’m planning on handing out these special editions of Ender’s Game to non habitual readers next Monday at The Village Bean here in Des Moines.