Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: Controlled Releases #8 and #9- Plus intro to the new Science Fiction and Fantasy Library

Friday, 16 April 2010

Controlled Releases #8 and #9- Plus intro to the new Science Fiction and Fantasy Library

A new BookCrossing Library has been set up to concentrate on Science Fiction and Fantasy books. For those who don't know, the idea of a BookCrossing Library is to allow people 'take out' a certain sub-set of books over the internet. These are then made available to other users when they are finished with.

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Library (sf-f-library) aims to collect and make available hard to find, large collections or out of print sci-fi and fantasy series beginning with some personal favourites -such as Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, Piers Anthony's Xanth series and Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series- and later expand our collection with other popular fantasy titles such as Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time or any other fantasy collections suggested by you. Eventually we hope to branch out into Sci-Fi too but we want to take baby steps first. This way others can also satisfy their curiosity about rarer titles and we can introduce our favourite authors to others, increasing their audience and who knows maybe even the number of fans egging them on to churn out another title in that wonderful series. Ideally we would run a spiral for each series separately but with the number of books in Pier's Anthony's Xanth series being 34 and still writing it would take years to get a sensible spiral going and so this is not really an option.
From the SF-F Library page on BookCrossing

I was lucky enough to have 2 Terry Pratchett books ready and awaiting a good home. I have sent them to one of the librarians to keep safe until they are needed.

The books are:
                        The Truth (Sci-fi challenge)
                        Thud (BCID challenge and Sci-fi challenge)

Do contact the SF-F Library if you're interested in borrow a copy of either of these books. And don't forget to check out their shelf for other available books!
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