Hailing all channels: it’s time for your weekly SciFiMonth round-up! If you’ve been too busy enjoying your own adventures to check in on the rest of the crew, grab a cuppa and settle in to see what they’ve been up to.
As usual, Lisa and I are each hosting half the weekly Mission Log: this morning, I’m sharing the reviews, interviews and read-along posts; check out Dear Geek Place later today for a round-up of the discussions, lists, memes, tags and giveaways.
- JASON AARON & KIERON GILLEN (writers), MIKE DEODATO JR & SALVADOR LARROCA (artists) – Star Wars: Vader Down | Mervi’s Book Reviews
- ROBERT APPLETON – Angel Six Echo | Brainfluff
- ELIZABETH BEAR – Hammered | S J Higbee
- PIERCE BROWN
- LINDSAY BUROKER – Perilous Hunt | Brainfluff
- C ROBERT CARGILL – Sea of Rust | Infinite Speculation
- BECKY CHAMBERS
- The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet | Susy’s Cozy World
- A Closed and Common Orbit | Astra Reads
- JOHN CHRISTOPHER – The Death of Grass | Calmgrove
- C E CLAYTON – Resistor | Susy’s Cozy World
- EVAN CURRIE – The Valhalla Call | Brainfluff
- MICHAEL W GEAR – Unreconciled | The Bibliosanctum
- URSULA LE GUIN – Rocannon’s World | Calmgrove
- ESSA HANSEN – Nophek Gloss | Brainfluff | FanFiAddict | Off the TBR | Realms of My Mind
- EMILY HENRY – The Love That Split The World | Classy X Book Reviews
- AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF – Memento | The Bibliosanctum
- DEREK KÜNSKEN – The House of Styx | OllieSpot Book Review
- ARKADY MARTINE – A Memory Called Empire | Book Forager
- KATSUHIRO OTOMO – Akira | Parsecs and Parchment
- SUZANNE PALMER
- LAURA POHL
- ALASTAIR REYNOLDS – Century Rain | Space and Sorcery
- MICHELLE SAFTICH – The Hatch | The Bookwyrm’s Guide To The Galaxy
- JOHN SCALZI – Redshirts | Way Too Fantasy
- DEAN WESLEY SMITH – Star Trek The Next Generation: Hard Rain | Mervi’s Book Reviews
- GINGER SMITH – The Rush’s Edge | The Curious SFF Reader
- LAVIE TIDHAR – Central Station | SFMind
- SCOTT TIPTON & DAVID TIPTON (writers), DAVID MESSINA (artist) – Star Trek The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering | Mervi’s Book Reviews
- CONNIE WILLIS – Crosstalk | The Honest Avocado
TV & Movie Reviews
- 2067 | Little Frog Scribbles
- Battlestar Galactica: Season One (2004) | Space and Sorcery
- Battlestar Galactica: Season Two (2005) | Space and Sorcery
- Fast Colour | Elena Square Eyes
- The Gifted Season One & Two | Mervi’s Book Reviews
Interviews & Guest Posts
It’s been another chatty week aboard the good ship SciFiMonth, and authors are very much part of the conversation!
Over at Parsecs and Parchment, JonBob chatted to Erica L Satifka about cyberpunk and her new book Busted Synapses, and invited Corey J White to dreamcast a director to bring Repo Virtual to the big screen (along with many other great questions about Corey’s work).
Jake celebrated the release of Nophek Gloss by asking Essa Hansen to share her journey to publishing her debut novel. Arina dared debut novelist Nadia Afifi to let her protagonist introduce her (you’d be right to think heroine Amira Valdez promptly gave her creator a hard time. Protagonists, eh?)
Here at There’s Always Room For One More, I challenged KB Wagers to pop by for a round of Six Degrees of SFnal Separation, which they did with aplomb!
Christie’s travels across Orthe continue in Golden Witchbreed – this week sees her back on the run, uncertain who to trust (except for the mercenary who tried to assassinate her that time, because he’s definitely got her back. Right? Right). Cue musings on the nuances of language, the question of what gets lost in translation, the Orthean concept of loyalty, the universality of prejudice and why on earth this interfering old alien has a German name.
Before we go, a big thank you to everyone who has been adding links to their posts in the Navigation Chart. We really appreciate it when it comes time to compile the weekly log!
Made a post we haven’t mentioned? Add the link to the Navigation Chart, and we’ll be sure to include it next week. The cut-off for making the log is an arbitrary time on Sunday afternoon (UK time), depending on what life has thrown at us.
Right – time to set our course for another week and see what delights SciFiMonth has in store…