April Is Sci-Fi Month at 1book140

1book140_icon.JPGWe read Slaughterhouse-Five. We read The Blind Assassin. We read Kafka on the Shore. But as certain longtime bookies were quick to point out, 1book140 has yet to read a true work of Science Fiction. You know, classic interstellar yarns like Fahrenheit 451 or Robots of Dawn. As such, we're inaugurating the first 1book140 Sci-Fi Giant Read-along, somewhat embarrassed it took us this long. Most of you know what to do now. Those of you who don't, read our primer on the book club here.

A final note: The last two months we've featured a "guest curator" who has helped inform and guide us along the way. It's been so successful we've decided to make it a tradition. So nominate a title, and nominate a likely suspect to serve as curator as well.


Nominations are open until Thursday at 5 pm. We'll start voting on Friday and keep the polls open until Tuesday, March 27th. Then reading will begin on Monday, April 2nd. 
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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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