Starting on September 3, myself and 4 other brave (foolish?) souls, are going to begin a weekly read-along for The Time Traveler’s Almanac!
This MAMMOTH of anthology is nearly 1,000 pages, and contains almost 70 short stories from an all-star line-up of authors!
Our goal is to go through this anthology, story by story, reading and reviewing one short story every single Thursday and only taking a couple of weeks off the holiday season in December!
Yes, this means that it will take over a year to complete.
To be exact, as of right now, this read-along will go on until January 19, 2017… 2017!
That is over a year and 4 months!
Each week’s post with will contain both a spoiler-free and a spoiler discussion section. The main chunk of the reviews will be non-spoiler and go just like all of my other reviews. The spoiler section will be at the bottom of each post – I put a warning giving notice – and will most likely just be a couple statements or questions to get discussions going in the comments. I will try to figure out someway to hide or have a click-to-reveal button for the spoiler section to make this easier.
Aside from reviewing a short story, I will also share and highlight a novel by that week’s authors, and say why I want to read it.
Right now the list of participants are Alesha Escobar, H.M. Jones, Preston Leigh, and Timothy C. Ward. However, we would love it if more people would like to join in! If you are interested, please comment below letting me know 🙂
We are all going to post our reviews on our respective blogs, but at the bottom of my posts, I will contain links to their reviews as well, and I encourage you check those out as well too.
I have already set up a Time Traveler’s Almanac Page containing all of my reviews, our reading schedule, and the current list of participants.
This is a serious commitment, and does give a bit of anxiety when I look at that daunting schedule, but I am excited for this!
I hope to see you all on September 3!!! 🙂
About the book:
The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century’s worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.
This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu’s “Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers”).
In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth’s history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler’s Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.
At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.