The Literature of Imagination

It’s gorgeous out again today. Yesterday it was around 80 degrees, though it got windy in the afternoon. I’m having trouble adjusting, since I’m still in sudden snow mode from last week.

I’m blogging some exercises from Worlds of Wonder by David Gerrold because this is my most convenient scratch paper at the moment. The first two exercises in the book are to list your favorite sf/f movies and books, with a particular emphasis on being drawn into the fantasy world:

Favorite sci-fi/fantasy movies:

  • Star Wars
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • GalaxyQuest
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Metropolis
  • Soylent Green
  • Young Frankenstein

Favorite sci-fi/fantasy books:

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Watership Down
  • Metropolitan (Walter Jon Williams)
  • Memory (LMB)
  • Ringworld
  • The Dispossessed
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Napoleon of Notting Hill (G. K. Chesterton)
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Distress (Greg Egan)

If I think of more books, I’ll add them. I had much more trouble coming up with the movies, and most of them don’t really fit the “new engrossing world” idea.

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