: something not understood or beyond understanding
For whatever reason, this past weekend I stumbled across a task in my memory associated with Dame Agatha Christie. I simply love her style of writing and she was the first “advanced” author that I started reading in fifth grade. Anyway, the task I have always had is to collect and read all of her novels, in order, from first to last.
Seeing as how I am now almost completely mobile and digital in my life, I discovered that you can get what looks like all of the Agatha Christie books off the Google Play Store for about $.79 each. So I downloaded The Mysterious Affair at Styles and have re-embarked on my life long task of reading them first to last.
Science in and of itself is a mystery. There are clues in front of us that if we solve, will lead us down the path towards the answers we seek. Similarly, in science fiction, we want to leave clues for the reader to follow. To get the reader interested in finding the answers to those clues. To have the reader investing their time and brain in the process.
There are a lot of great mystery writers out there today, but for my money, none as descriptive, intelligent and classic as Dame Agatha Christie. I so look forward to my renewed task at hand.
Congratulations to everyone who made it to the half point of the 2014 A to Z Challenge!