The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret AtwoodIt's not an epic event like the Olympics, or even on the level of Free Comic Book Day or National Novel Writing Month, but founder John R.R. Leavitt hopes that he can start a movement. He is declaring November 18th 'International Science Fiction Reshelving Day,' or ISFRD.

He's even created a website in support of his mission. The idea is pretty simple: On November 18, science fiction and fantasy fans all over the world are to head for their local bookstores and grab up all the genre books from other sections and shelve them in the science fiction section.

For example, in many bookstores, George Orwell's 1984 and the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne are in the Classics section. Meanwhile, the works of Michael Crichton, including Sphere and Jurassic Park are in Fiction. You'll also find Stephen King's The Dark Tower there, if the store doesn't have a Horror section. The problem is that these are all science fiction works.
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