#SciFiMonth Mission Log: week three

SciFiMonth 2021 (1-30 November): Words full of hope and threat, like the stars

What’s this? A Mission Log on a Monday? You betcha (but don’t get used to it – next week’s log will be midweek so we can wrap the full month). It’s hard to believe we’re in the home stretch now, but we refuse to get mournful over it: there’s too many interesting things going on. Put your feet up and come see what the crew have been up to this past week…

Each week, Lisa and I split the logs between us to bring you a full update of everything that’s been going on. This week, you can head on over to Dear Geek Place for a recap of the tags, Challenge posts, read-alongs and other fun this week, or keep reading for a round-up of reviews, discussions and giveaways.

Book Reviews

Media Reviews

Lists and recommendations

There’s been some cracking recommendation posts this week. Trying to figure out your next SF read – or what to buy someone for Christmas based on their preferences? Maybe these posts will help:

We’ll close the week back at Monstrumology, with Louise’s heartfelt International Men’s Day post exploring why Man of Steel means so much to her.


  • Last chance: Essa Hansen has 2 copies of Winter’s Orbit to give away (open internationally). Closes TODAY (November 22)!
  • Book Bingo: those taking part in the SciFiMonth Book Bingo have a chance to win a book of their choice up to £20 (incl. delivery); full terms and conditions. Open internationally until end of day on Dec 1
  • Crew members: co-captain Lisa is offering a chance to win a book of their choice up to £20 from the Book Depository. You must be signed up with SciFiMonth and have actively participated (by contributing blog post(s), regular tweets, and/or instagram posts etc). Open internationally until Nov 30
  • SciFiMonth: Tammy will offer 2 winners a choice of 1 SF book at the end of the month – watch out for more details from Books, Bones & Buffy


Made a post I haven’t mentioned? Add the link to the Master Schedule and we’ll include it next week. The cut-off for adding to the schedule is an arbitrary time on Sunday, depending on what life has thrown at us. Don’t worry – if you add it later, we’ll include it in the following week’s log.

I can’t believe it’s the last full week of SciFiMonth – wishing all our US crew good food and good cheer for your holiday!