We’re past the halfway mark now, but we’re not slowing down! SciFi Month 2017 continues to celebrate all things speculative, science and space-based across as many media as we can reach. Here’s a recap of this week’s
There’s nothing we like so much as sharing the things we love best:
- There’s always room for one more… blogiversary! To celebrate our second, we’re giving away a copy of the freshly re-released A Matter of Oaths [worldwide, closes Nov 26th]
- Deanna’s Sci Fi Month Quiz giveaway [worldwide, closes Nov 30th]
- At Over the Effing Rainbow, Tim Pratt guest-posted on making better worlds (in a positive, more inclusive sense, not in Alien or Serenity doublespeak!)
- Unexpectedly, Deanna asked if the Empire is really all that bad (YES DAMMIT YES OF COURSE IT IS. Ahem)
- Kritika enthused about SF titles celebrating non-Western settings and diverse characters
- Olivia at Yellow Shelfpaper continued her series on points of entry for the Sci Fi wary with reproductive dystopias (…which is enough to make anyone wary!)
- Tammy explored exciting SF titles coming out in 2018 while Louise celebrated the classic SF on her TBR, and Lauren talked about SF books she hopes future generations will enjoy
- Jorie and EXO Books co-hosted a brilliant live chat for us to share our love of space opera
- …and it wouldn’t be SciFiMonth without a tweet-along! After bravely tackling Jupiter Ascending last week, this week Lisa went full flail for Attack the Block.
There’s no end to the love for Andy Weir’s freshly–minted Artemis, but it’s not an entirely positive week for movie reviews (until yesterday – hooray for classics!). Star Wars continues to loom large in our scopes, and we had a great run of reviews on backlist and classic SF. Stay tuned next week for reviews of Dune, Doctor Who, An Unkindness of Ghosts and more!
Follow @scifimonth on Twitter for a complete guide to everything that’s been going on.
In The Expanse read-along, we’ve nearly finished Babylon’s Ashes (spoiler-tastic posts, best avoided unless you’re all up to date!) – and with only one last week to go, there are big questions to ponder: who will win? who will lose? what will we do with ourselves when it’s over?
I’ll be back with a final round-up at the end of the month. In the meantime, come join the conversation on Twitter at #RRSciFiMonth