Writing an iPhone App

iPhone

I started writing an iPhone app for myself and other avid readers of Science Fiction.

I read a lot of Science Fiction.   I occasionally forget what I have already read and begin reading a book for the second or third time.  Sometimes it takes a chapter or two for me to figure it out.  There is so much great sci-fi out there, so I don’t typically like to read a book more than once (except for a few classic favorites).

A few years ago, I tried tracking the books I read in Excel.  It seemed like a great idea, but I quickly forgot to update the spreadsheet.  It required way too much discipline for me.

I needed a better way to track my reading.  I tried a few other iPhone apps, but didn’t love any of them.  So I am writing my own...

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My Favorite Sci-Fi Novels

Dune

Here is a quick list of my favorite Sci-Fi books. Obviously, I haven’t read everything, so please let me know if your all-time favorite is not here. I’d love to read it.

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Other Sci-Fi Sites

After launching this site and a little more research, I have found a few other terrific sources of information.

If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment.

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First Blog Posting

Science Fiction Stories

Obviously, I am a big fan of Science Fiction and I read a lot of books. A few years ago, I began working my way through Hugo and Nebula award winners. At that time, it was difficult to find a good list of award nominees and winners. The best I found was on Wikipedia – not too bad, but not exactly what I was looking for.

It was that pursuit which inspired me to build this site. I created my a list of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy award recipients and put it online. I added descriptions to help people select their next book, and a quick link to Amazon. Initial feedback has been good. I’d encourage everyone to leave feedback.

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