Guests? MMTyler says: Science Fiction Museum


If your friends are at all fond of science fiction, they’re going to want to see the Science Fiction Museum. As a local and a host, I think that it’ll be the most fun the first time through, but that it bears at least several return visits so you can spend extra time in the areas that caught your attention the first time.

It’s not just science fiction, but I’m perfectly fine with that … the distinction between science fiction and fantasy is very blurry.

I know the next time I go, I’ll have a notebook, so I can jot down the names of some of the books recommended in the first section. I’d hoped that somewhere there was a list of “Books Mentioned,” but I never found it.

5 Comments so far

  1. Christy (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Funny you should mention the books. Last time I was there I wrote down two: Kate Wilhelm’s “Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang,” and Peter F. Hamilton’s series “The Reality Dysfunction.” Turns out “The Reality Dysfunction is an epic series, 6 books total, so I’ve been reading it for a couple of months now. It’s great, but pretty hard SF if you’re into that sort of thing.

  2. MMTyler (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    Oh, I was just *itching* to write some book titles down, but all I had to write on was a PDA with a faulty data-input pad … which, come to think of it, sounds like it belongs in a sci-fi story.

  3. CRo (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 8:24 am
  4. CRo (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 8:30 am

    Almost forgot! That Hamilton series Christy mentions is pretty awesome. I read it last summer after stumbling across a mention of the author in one of those SF anthologies. I will have to say that I thought the end was lame, but it was still worth the read.

  5. Matt G (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 8:48 am

    Funny, I found the thing boring and small for the money. I’m glad it’s there – it probably brings some people to Seattle just to see the thing. However, it felt like time wasted. I’d rather read/watch science fiction than look at plastic guns and old comic book covers.

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