Saturday, 3 July 2010
I am pleased to announce a new project aiming to read the full 130+ books in the Gollancz SF and Fantasy Masterworks series. A fantastic group of bloggers has come together to provide this resource: including people such as Larry, Niall and our overlord, Patrick.
I was thrilled to be included because, when I had a look at the list of SF and Fantasy Masterworks, I realised I'd read just one of them. One. That being War of the Worlds. Now I know as a book blogger my emphasis is most definitely on the new books being released, but I had no idea that the bias was quite so skewed. Most of the influential authors and works - some of which have inspired my current favourite authors working today - have completely passed me by, and so I am determined now to read through as much of the list as feasibly possible around my other blogging commitments.
I am starting with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It will be my first ever work by Dick. Since I am one of the few people to not have watched Bladerunner, I am glad to say that this will have no influence on my reading of this classic. I will follow it with Grass by Sheri S Tepper.
So, please, click on the link above and add the new SF and Fantasy Masterworks blog to your Reader of choice - we look forward to seeing your comments and contributions!