It’s the most magical time of the year: time for the annual The Dark is Rising readathon. If you’ve never encountered Susan Cooper’s classic, it’s not too late – join us from December 20th for a whirlwind of myth and magic told in lyrical prose that will leave you with goosebumps.
Jodie Bond is the fantasy heroine of her own life: a farm girl from a family of Welsh gin makers who performs as a burlesque artist and has written a darkly intriguing debut novel, The Vagabond King. To celebrate its launch, I’m delighted to help you get to know her a bit better.
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?
Rook has a choice: volunteer for hazardous duty or stay on the chain gang. It’s no choice at all. But deep in Open Waters, something ancient and hungry is stirring. If Rook can’t stop it, death is coming for everyone.
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.
I don’t like to do things by halves: November was SciFiMonth here on the blog, the final run down to a massive project launch at work, and saw family visiting from overseas at home. It’s been tricky to juggle and I’m finishing the month overtired and unwell – but hey, there are only 24 reading days until Christmas 😉
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.
We all spend a lot of time focused on recent releases: today, I want to look at SF that has been on the shelf a little longer and – horrifyingly – is disappearing from it as backlist books get so little love in bookshops.
We’ve just passed the halfway point on our journey, and the reports are coming in thick and fast from the ground crews and the wider Fleet. Adventure has been found in deep space, on other planets, in other times and dimensions and (of course) in a galaxy far, far away. Let’s take a look…