I’ll be taking part in (some of) the SciFiMonth challenge over on Instagram – I got started yesterday with the TBR prompt. I need a TARDIS to read all these and I’m going to pick my next read by whim, so I’ll be curious to see how many I do tackle. There are a lot of other distracting books on my shelf…
It’s that time! SciFiMonth, when we set off on our 30-day mission to explore strange new worlds and alternate dimensions; to seek out new books and unfamiliar media; to boldly geek out like… well, like we do every year, joyfully and without restraint. BRING IT.
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.
Do you need an Escape Pod in your life? Sure you do. Escape Pod is the Hugo-nominated podcast for the very best SF audio fiction in the universe – but to celebrate its 15th birthday, Escape Pod is crossing the streams and entering print for the first time. And thanks to Titan Books, I’ve got a copy to give away!
One of the joys of SciFiMonth is a big buddy read. For our classic read-along, I’d like to introduce you to Golden Witchbreed, an epic of knife-edge (and knifepoint) diplomacy, beguiling world-building and cultural tension as humanity tries to persuade the post-apocalyptic world of Orthe to open its doors to the galaxy.
The engines are warming and the leisurely countdown has begun (we like plenty of time to be sure we don’t forget any books): the good ship SciFiMonth has booked its launch slot and is welcoming crew aboard. Time to talk crew’s quarters, navigation charts and the gorgeous 2020 design kit!
2020 may have lasted forever, but it’s time to set our sights on the future. SciFiMonth will be back this November for a month of exploring the coolest genre on or off-planet. Sign up is now open – if you’re interested in joining the finest crew of geeks as we discuss all things science fictional, jump aboard!
Better late than never, I’m tackling the final week of The Sparrow read-along. When the wheels come off on Rakhat, they take everyone out. At last we know exactly what happened – but how do we feel about it?
Welcome to final SciFiMonth Mission Status for this year. What a month it’s been: over 330 blog posts plus a treasure trove of tweets, pictures and comments! Thank you all so much for making it our most epic SciFiMonth yet.
Kate over at Books Are My Favourite And Best took over the bookish Six Degrees of Separation meme in 2016: she nominates a book and participants see where it leads them. For SciFiMonth, I ignored Kate’s prompt and issued a SciFiMonth challenge to start at Frankenstein and see how far we could go…
Last week, I took a look at backlist SF authors I’m yet to read, focusing on women published before 2000. Today, I’m looking at authors that I’m dying to read publishing SF in the last few years.
Welcome to half of the weekly SciFiMonth Mission Status log! I’ll be covering the week’s reviews and read-alongs again this week – hop over to Dear Geek Place for a round-up of the week’s discussions and other comms chatter.
Annemieke is on a roll this year! First she created an epic genre reading challenge and for SciFiMonth she has created the SF TV Shows Book Tag. I’ve only seen two of these shows, but I’ve read a lot of books… I can do this, right? Let’s find out…
Being part of the Galactic Commons is bringing changes to the Exodan Fleet, and change can be a scary thing. Sometimes you need a bit of perspective to know what’s good for you…
On Rakhat, Emilio dances God, transported by the beauty of the alien world and the challenge of learning to communicate with the Runa. On Earth, Vincenzo Giuliani is determined to save the priest who fell from grace.