#SciFiMonth: it’s a wrap

#SciFiMonth: 1-30 November 2020

Our annual journey is over, our crew has dispersed – but let’s take one final moment to look back at SciFiMonth 2020 before we turn our faces towards the end of one year and the start of a new one.

What an epic SciFiMonth this has been: 70 crew (plus stowaways) and over 400 blog and Instagram posts – it’s been a rowdy but thoughtful trip across modern and classic SF, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Some crew travelled so far that our comms signals got out of sync – better late than never, we have last round-up of SciFiMonth reviews and interviews to share before we put the ship in the hangar until next year.


Interviews and Features

Jorie shared 10 bookish (and not bookish) thoughts about astronautics and space science, and invited you to get to know her as an SF reeader | Jorie Loves A Story

Arina had an open door at The Bookwyrm’s Guide To The Galaxy for authors to swing by for a chat or a guest post. Heather L Barksdale popped in to chat about time travel and writer’s block, and Arina closed out the month with a magnificent round-table in which non-binary writers discussed the future of SF across a series of themes: Inspiration and Creation | Gender and Genre | Past, Present, Exploration | Craft and Future.


  • Arina was the winner of my blogiversary giveaway. A copy of The Deep by Rivers Solomon is in the post.
  • If you’re quick, there’s still time to enter Tammy’s SciFiMonth giveaway for a chance to win one of the nearly 100 books (way to go, Tammy!) she has blogged about this month. Open internationally, 2 winners will be chosen. Closes TONIGHT (December 7th) at midnight PST.

Wrapping up

Some final posts before we go:

  • Alex rounded up a busy SciFiMonth and looked ahead to some December SFnal reads | BookBlurb
  • Maryam looked back at her SciFiMonth reads, posts and shows | The Curious SFF Reader
  • Maxine recapped her SciFiMonth posts – and picked some favourites by the crew | Maxine’s Obsessions
  • Anouk shared mini-reviews of her SciFiMonth reads and spotlighted some favourite posts across the month | Time For Tales And Tea
  • Jorie made delicious lemonade from her abridged SciFiMonth experience | Jorie Loves A Story
  • SJ Higbee has her sights set on 2021 with 12 SF reads to watch out for | Brainfluff

That’s all for now…

…but we’ll be BACK in the spring for an all-new SciFiMonth spin-off mini-event! All Systems Read will be a weekend of catching up on our SF TBRs. We plan to spend 4 days storming through some SFnal reads in a casual Easter weekend readathon. Will you join us?