With the start of SciFiMonth just a week away, we’re counting down to launch. Time to dig out old star charts, draw up ambitious plans for discovering – or creating – new life forms, decide where to start knocking on the walls of reality to open doors to parallel dimensions… or maybe just figure out our TBRs and blog content. If you’re looking for some ideas, we’re here to help.
As always, we’re looking forward to a month of reviews, discussions, recommendations, opinions and nonsense as we invite you to share your enthusiasm for all things science fictional.
If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve got a read-along lined up for Mary Gentle’s classic Golden Witchbreed (full details) and we’ve rustled up a month’s worth of prompts as inspiration for posts (or for you to combine into a blog tag) or for you to use as a photo prompt on Instagram, Litsy or Twitter:
|01/11/2020||Your SciFiMonth TBR|
|02/11/2020||Can’t stop the signal|
|04/11/2020||Celebrate a subgenre|
|05/11/2020||Traitor or rebel|
|06/11/2020||Need for speed|
|08/11/2020||Can’t wait to read|
|09/11/2020||Change the world|
|11/11/2020||They shall not grow old|
|16/11/2020||Is there anybody there?|
|19/11/2020||What a guy|
|21/11/2020||It’s good to talk|
|26/11/2020||Share and enjoy|
|27/11/2020||That’s not how I remember it|
|28/11/2020||Stand back, I’m going to try science|
|30/11/2020||Favourite SciFiMonth read|
Finding one of the prompts confusing? There are supporting notes explaining what inspired them and in some cases suggesting a direction you might like to take them in. You don’t have to though – feel free to interpret as broadly as you wish!
Join the crew
There’s always room for one more (and then some) aboard the good ship SciFiMonth – if you’d like to join us for 30 days of SFnal shenanigans, you’re very welcome.
Sign up here to let us know you’ll be joining us and you can enter our sign-up giveaway! Anyone who signs up and makes a SciFiMonth post before November 7th can enter the draw to win a copy of Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam (the inspiration for this year’s banners).
Share your plans
Our navigation chart – aka the the master schedule in GoogleDocs – is set up and ready for you to add links to your posts when you get that far. This is how Lisa and I keep track of what’s going on – if you add your posts to the schedule, your posts will get promoted once SciFiMonth starts and included in a weekly Mission Log!
Fly the flag
If you’d like to add a SciFiMonth graphic on your blog or social channels, you’re very welcome to choose one from the gallery – just remember to credit the artist.
ARTWORK by Tithi Luadthong from 123RF.com.
QUOTE from Seven Devils by Elizabeth May & Laura Lam