The Science Fiction Design Coloring Book

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Registered by wingerishkigalwing of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 5/10/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingerishkigalwing from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, May 10, 2021
Bought this to be the “journal” for the upcoming science fiction bookbox.

Now I know I have some coloring pencils somewhere in this house…

Journal Entry 2 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Bit by bit, I’ll get books journaled or registered and released into here ~

Books starting :

Taste of Marrow
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16110938?rel=1#5

River of Teeth
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15361716?rel=1#5

The Zombie Autopsies
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11969557

Crosstalk
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11969557

The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach
https://www.bookcrossing.com/author/24820/

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16080283

Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16071902.

Dawn by Octavia Butler
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16117450

Head On by John Scalzi
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/1624 3540

Psion by Joan D Vinge
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10312876?rel=1#5

Glory Season by David Brin
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16117440?rel=1#5

Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16240945

Lightless by C. A. Higgins
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16117420

Posiedon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16243511

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16244312

Dark Fathom by Victor Gischlet
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16203306

Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16245388

Tank Girl - Armadillo and a Bushel of Other Stories by Alan C. Martin
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16117424

The Last Colony by John Scalzi
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15929499

Powersat by Ben Bova
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11084906?rel=1#5

Woken Furies by Richard Morgan
https://www.bookcrossing.com/newregistration/682-16245420

Journal Entry 3 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Monday, June 7, 2021

Released 7 mos ago (6/7/2021 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Just now took it into the post office
tracking number 9549015059221158505040

Journal Entry 4 by wingSpatialwing at Moneta, Virginia USA on Monday, June 21, 2021

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The box arrived late last week. It was not a happy time for us as our first furbaby passed away Friday. He would have been 15 in September. So, I've been out-of-sorts all weekend. (Still out-of-sorts.)

I did get to go through the box and Wow! All such really great choices! I'll post what I choose and what I put in the box in the release journal.

Science Fiction Bookbox.

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Journal Entry 5 by wingSpatialwing at Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 28, 2021

Released 7 mos ago (6/28/2021 UTC) at Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Chose 10 books and added 11 books to the Science Fiction Bookbox.

Books chosen:
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse by Steven C. Schlozman, MD

Head On by John Scalzi

Beneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham

Woken Furies by Richard Morgan

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Lightless by Caitlin A. Higgins

Independence Day: Dark Fathom by Victor Gischler

The Carpet Makers by Andreas Eschbach


Books added:
(These first 2 books are novellas in the same series and count as 1 book if you take them from the box)
Killing Gravity (Voidwitch Saga #1) by Corey J. White
Void Black Shadow (Voidwitch Saga #2) by Corey J. White

Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (Red Dwarf #1) by Grant Naylor

Better Than Life (Red Dwarf #2) by Grant Naylor

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

RunLoveKill, Vol. 1 by Jon Tsuei

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

The Faded Sun Trilogy by C.J. Cherryh

Alpha 5 Edited by Robert Silverberg

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson


Journal Entry 6 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Monday, July 12, 2021
The bookbox showed up in San Diego just as a swarm of house guests arrived, but I am finally in an empty house again and happily digging through the box. I LOVE the bookbox journal! What a fascinating sci-fi coloring book :) I know exactly where my colored pencils are!

Journal Entry 7 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, July 13, 2021
9 books added, and 6 removed.

Added:

Lock In by John Scalzi
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16276466/

Marsbound by Joe Haldeman
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/13478592/

The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16276511/

Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12642569/

Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions by James Tiptree, Jr. https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16276504/

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16082243/

The Best of C.L. Moore edited by Lester del Rey
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15321881

From A Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/6659076/

City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15345132/

Removed:

Psion by Joan D. Vinge
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10312876/

Powersat by Ben Bova
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11084906/

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15594838/

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14763448/

Glory Season by David Brin
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16117440/

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi
https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/14373100/

Journal Entry 8 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Friday, July 23, 2021

Released 6 mos ago (7/23/2021 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

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Heading to the post office!! (Monday 7/26)

USPS tracking number 9549016035081207239893

Journal Entry 9 by TomHl2 at Beaufort, South Carolina USA on Thursday, August 5, 2021
The Science Fiction Only Bookbox has arrived in the Sea Islands of South Carolina without incident. Satellites have detected no magnetic or gravitational anomaly, upon opening there has been no radio burst towards Iapetus, and the dimensions of the box were not found to be in the ratio of 1:4:9 - however, higher dimensionality remains an unknown.

Inside, among other things, I found this coloring book.

I also found a cool California postcard, presumably from judygreeneyes, that I will keep in the box for others to see.

Journal Entry 10 by TomHl2 at Beaufort, South Carolina USA on Thursday, August 5, 2021
Maal and Grellia lived in the time before, when the Hislan were in harmony with their world of Zantee. Gains yes, losses yes, but always a balance of life, even while the sum of knowledge grew. Grellia was slightly older, but their time as students at one of the institutes of advanced learning overlapped, where natural philosophers proposed theories and compared them with the fossil record. Being an inexpensive, yet somewhat trained, labor force, it was students whose field work fueled innovations in the theories.

It was in a remote dig in the north, that first-year Maal was assigned one of the most menial of roles – a sifter of soil dug by others. He pushed and pulled the tray holding labeled dirt from a precisely measured hole that was suspended by a tripod. Maal, supremely confident of his own skills and luck, had every expectation of making a significant find on his first day – or surely by the second. He had carefully memorized the appearance and names of all likely finds, so that he could quickly recognize them. But when he excitedly brought his first find to the attention of his supervisor Grellia, she simply laughed and tossed it back into the tray, “No, no, just a curiously shaped rock. Please do pay attention to materials, and not just shape.” Maal sighed, and returned to his tripod. By the end of the day, there had been six similar episodes and in every case his finds turned out to be of no significance. Episodes similar, except that his sighs had become glares.

Maal and Grellia were both well aware that this site was rich with evidence of trenlok, the ancient and now extinct predatory flying creature which hunted in the shallow bays near the coastlines of the north. There was a fossil record in some places, but the species had come to extinction so recently that it was also possible to find deposits of actual shells, bones, and other untransformed vestiges of their food in areas that may have surrounded their nests. In mythical storytelling, the trenlok had been characterized by its swiftness, its keen eyesight, its razorsharp talons and wingtips, and most of all by its piercing cry which it emitted whenever it successfully snatched its dinner from the saline waters. The reason for their extinction was lost in time, but was also the focus of the theories of the forementioned natural philosophers.

The next morning, Maal walked slowly to his assigned tripod, not particularly relishing another day of being repeatedly corrected. Grellia threw in several of the first shovels of new dirt, and Maal began sifting. His sore muscles remembered making the same motions yesterday. But as the dirt sifted down, glistening in the tray lay a rib-shaped object, the size exactly that of a mature trenlok. Like before, Maal carried his find to be examined by Grellia. “This was in my sample, but it makes no sense. There are no other bones to make a more complete specimen, and surely the trenlok would not eat one another when there were plenty of perfectly good food sources available.”

Grellia held the bone closely, while Maal sadly waited. Behind him, she could see a group of other first-years snickering and poking each other. She looked in his face, and replied, “Maal, you’re right. Field work is not just training and luck, it is also smart reasoning about what you find. You do have the makings of a natural philosopher, unlike certain other individuals here.”

Certain other individuals did not last in the program and were soon on their way to find an alternate life pursuit, perhaps in telephone marketing of vehicle warrantees. But Maal did persist, and while the legendary love story of Maal and Grellia is known to all, it is also reassuring to know that great things can grow from a moment of compassion.

Journal Entry 11 by TomHl2 at Beaufort, South Carolina USA on Friday, August 13, 2021

Journal Entry 12 by TomHl2 at Science Fiction Only Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 14, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (8/14/2021 UTC) at Science Fiction Only Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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The Science Fiction Only Bookbox was mailed from the Beaufort SC post office today, and is in transit to emmejo in upstate New York. The increasing weight of the box has led to duct tape reinforcement. Expected delivery is Wednesday, 18 August 2021. Here's a link to the USPS tracking: 9549011663281226597659.

Journal Entry 13 by wingemmejowing at Cortland, New York USA on Thursday, August 19, 2021
The box beamed in successfully despite the local rainstorms, aided by TomHl2 and my postman's additional protective gear. The full complement of books arrived safely. However, the structural integrity of the existing box is low enough to require a full refit, and I need to register some more replacement books, as there are a lot of good ones in here! I anticipate that it will be prepared to continue its mission of exploration and book distribution at the end of next week.

EDIT 8/31: Sorry this is taking so much longer than planned! Will get it out this week instead.

Journal Entry 14 by wingemmejowing at Cortland, New York USA on Friday, September 3, 2021

Released 4 mos ago (9/3/2021 UTC) at Cortland, New York USA

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After delays, the box has shipped out once again to resume its continuing mission to explore strange new books and new readers, to boldly go where no box has gone before. (Or something like that!) Those wishing to monitor progress can use tracking number: 9549 0112 4258 1246 6522 62

The books remaining in Cortland are:
River of Teeth + Taste of Marrow (a pair of slim books labeled that they should be treated as a single selection)
Tank Girl: Armadillo!
Out of the Everywhere
ApocalyptiGirl
The Best of C L Moore
Alpha 5
The Dispatcher
Starburst

The new recruits are:
Year's Best SF 14: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16237118/
Heart of Iron: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16255857/
Somebody Up There is Lusting for Me: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16124963/
Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Bottled Brains: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16266267/
Illegal Aliens: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16113563/
Koko Takes a Holiday: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16272242/
Koko The Mighty: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16311305/
Remina: https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16067982/

Journal Entry 15 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
The box arrived safely today - and what a lovely idea for a themed bookbox journal! (Looks like it's growing; it started with 21 books, and had 26 when it got to me.)

Update: I've taken out:

Fifty Degrees Below
Heart of Iron
Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic
Consider Phlebas
RunLoveKill Vol. 1
Koko Takes a Holiday
Koko the Mighty
Somebody Up There is Lusting For Me
Remina
The Last Colony
Rollback
Illegal Aliens
Voidwitch Saga (2-book set, counting as 1 selection)
The Faded Sun Trilogy
Year's Best SF 14
2010: Odyssey Two

And I'm adding:

Wandering Earth
Drowned Worlds
Record of a Spaceborn Few
Winter World
Machine: A White Space Novel
Jillian vs. Parasite Planet
Robot Uprisings
Black Star
Project Hail Mary
Star Wars: Death Star (?)
The Ministry for the Future
Future Sports
Icehenge
The Andromeda Evolution
Tesseracts 3
Fantastic Voyage

Journal Entry 16 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, September 26, 2021
This bookbox has arrived in Wisconsin. It is enjoying beautiful fall weather, as I sort through a wonderful selection. Once I make my decisions, I will post my picks and shares.

Journal Entry 17 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, October 4, 2021
This was a great bookbox! Thanks for organizing.
I picked out:
1. Project Hail Mary by Any Weir
2. Drowned Worlds by Various
3. The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu
4. Jillian vs Parasite Planet by Nicole Kornher-Stace
5. The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
6. Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor
7. Red Dwarf: Better Than Life by Grant Naylor

I am Adding:
1. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
2. The Year the Cloud Fell by Kurt R.A. Giambastiani
3. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
4. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
5. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
6. The Light Years by R.W.W. Greene
7. Cells at Work by Akane Shimizu

I will get all these packed up and sent to the next person, in a day or two. Thanks for sharing, everyone!

Journal Entry 18 by BookLovinMama at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, November 20, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (11/21/2021 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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We added a few books. My favorite of this group is The Maquisarde.

* Impulse
* The Maquisarde
* Splinter of the Mind's Eye
* Betrayal
* Left Behind
* The Flight of the Horse
* Death Stalker Destiny


We are excited to read the books we took out! (I think the teenage boys might have a couple that I couldn't find yet!)


* The Light
* Fantastic Voyage
* Machine
* The Ministry for the Future
* Black Star
* Cells at Work

Journal Entry 19 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Saturday, November 27, 2021
Received in the Science Fiction

I took out:

1. Starbreak by Phoebe North
2. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
3. Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
4. Impulse by Steven Gould
5. Marsbound by Joe Haldeman

and putting in:

1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
5. All-Day Nightmare by R.L. Stine


Journal Entry 20 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, December 17, 2021
Having survived hurricanes and aliens, the science-fiction bookbox has returned to Salt Lake. Thank you everyone for participating, and special thanks to judygreeneyes, TomH12, and emmjo for playing along in this journal🙂. Once the holiday madness has settled, I look forward to coloring a few myself.

I think I have journaled all the books that arrived; but as I was doing a little at a time and then moving them out of the way, I’m not 100% positive… So if you had a book in here I didn’t journal please let me know!

With hundreds of unread books overflowing everywhere in my apartment, I am allowing myself to keep only a minimal number of books in the box, so please, if yours is one I decide to pass on unread, please don’t be offended. And I know it sounds weird to say I’m glad to find some I’ve already read, but I am – that just makes it easier to decide what to keep🤣

And do let me know when you’re ready for another round!

(A belated) Happy Hannukkah, Blessed Solsice, Merry Yule/ Christmas, Happy Kwanza, And a very very Happy New Year to you all!

Journal Entry 21 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, December 17, 2021
Having survived hurricanes and aliens, the science-fiction bookbox has returned to Salt Lake. Thank you everyone for participating, and special thanks to judygreeneyes, TomH12, and emmjo for playing along in this journal🙂. Once the holiday madness has settled, I look forward to coloring a few myself.

I think I have journaled all the books that arrived; but as I was doing a little at a time and then moving them out of the way, I’m not 100% positive… So if you had a book in here I didn’t journal please let me know!

With hundreds of unread books overflowing everywhere in my apartment, I am allowing myself to keep only a minimal number of books in the box, so please, if yours is one I decide to pass on unread, please don’t be offended. And I know it sounds weird to say I’m glad to find some I’ve already read, but I am – that just makes it easier to decide what to keep🤣

And do let me know when you’re ready for another round!

(A belated) Happy Hannukkah, Blessed Solsice, Merry Yule/ Christmas, Happy Kwanza, And a very very Happy New Year to you all!

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