Sci-Fi Sunday: My First Scifi Book
September 9, 2012 4 Comments
Science fiction was first brought to the masses through literature. Jules Verne and Orsen Wells are but a few writers who sparked our imagination. One of the things I Ioved was seeing what these writers thought the world would be like. 1984 brought us a stark and depressing look of a society completely controlled by the government, while others had the human race out beyond the stars with colonies on the moon and Mars. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sad we didn’t fulfill their expectations.
One of the first scifi books I read was a continuation from the Star Wars movie—Splinter of the Minds Eye. The book took place between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. I read it from cover to cover in just a few days, completely taken in. When I looked up some info on the novel, I found this. Very interesting fact.
More importantly, this book opened me to read more which in turn, fuelled by interest in science fiction. I have dozens of scifi books, but sadly, had to stop buying them when money became tight. With the popularity of ebooks, I’m once again reading and I’ve already purchased a couple scifi novel and can’t wait to dive into them. I think I still have SPLINTER but I’m not sure. I should go look for it.
What was the first book to spark your interest? Do you still have it?