The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience is over

The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience posterMy first finished challenge (that is not a challenge). Finished, because the time was up. I assure you, it won’t be just a post with lists of what I’ve seen.

Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings made a (not)challenge promoting SF – in books, or films. The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience lasted from December 2013 to the end of January 2014. It’s not the first time he hosted that, and won’t probably be the last (?). I’m gonna sign up for the next edition as well.

Why? Read on.

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February challenges

January is over, it flew so fast. Especially last days, I didn’t notice when it ended. Maybe because I was too busy lately.

February means some changes in my challenges.

First, with the end of January, The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience is finished. It was (not) a challenge that promoted all things SF. Books, films, etc. I’ll soon write a post summing it up, tho I think I reviewed most things by now.

A to Z 2014 World Books Challenge – February 2014

February means… another challenge for the A to Z 2014 World Books Challenge. The topic this month is NEIGHBOURS. You should read books written by the writers from neighbouring countries. If your country is like Japan, with no land borders, pick up the writers from the closest countries.

The February 2014 obligatory books:

  • A non-fiction book related to the neighbouring country (written by a person from that country)
  • A fiction book set in the neighbouring country (written by a person from that country).

The February 2014 bonus books:

  • A book (fiction or non-ficiton) written by an author from your country, about (set in) the neighbouring country.

You can still read the January 2014 books.

2014 World Culture Challenge

World Culture Challenge is about enjoying the culture from around the world. It’s not only about books, but also music, films, plays, etc.

It’s set as a bimonthly challenge, meaning you have 2 months to participate in that. January and February 2014 challenge is about discovering your own country.

I’m partly done with it.

 

And of course… all the other 2014 challenges, that I decided to take… and ummm… trying to work on them.

How are you doing with your February challenges? Which ones are you taking part in?

Dzieci Nocy review

Today I’ll review a Polish book that is a mix of science fiction and urban fantasy with vampires. It’s really good, but unfortunately in Polish only. The books is read for the following challenges: Polacy nie gęsi II, A to Z 2014 World Books (January) and The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience.

Ladies and Gentlemen, “Dzieci Nocy” by Witold Jabłoński.

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December 2013 SF films experience

Back in time again. This time I’ll order the science fiction films I watched in December 2013. Three out of 4 films were aired in TV when I was sick. Post obviously written for The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience.

Continue reading to see the reviews of 3 SF films from USA and a SF film from South Korea. The newest film reviewed will be from 2003, the oldest – from 1997.

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Reading Stanisław Lem part 1

As you’ve probably know,  I’ve read my first books written by Stanisław (Stanislav) Lem in December 2013. I’ve read it for the Polacy nie gęsi II – a reading challenge to read Polish books. Some time later I decided to join The 2014 Sci-Fi Experience challenge.

Stanisław Lem (1921-2006) is world famous Polish writer, best known for his science-fiction stories. His books were translated into over 40 languages, like English, Korean, Japanese, Arabian, Hebrew, Greek, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Azerbijani just to name a few. He sold over 30 million of books.

People from several European countries could see Stanisław Lem’s doodle in 2011. Those who couldn’t see that, still can play (yes, it’s interactive) Lem’s doodle.

Stanisław Lem is considered classic, some of his stories are read at school, but for a long time I didn’t read him. Until last month. Until I’ve read Solaris, The Futurological Congress and The Mask.

Continue to read my review of these 3 stories.

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