Autumn is well and truly here, and the countdown to SciFiMonth continues! This will be our tenth year of celebrating all things science fictional through November, and Lisa and I are
as disorganised as usual busy brewing up tea, giveaways, read-alongs and our now-traditional SciFiMonth challenge. A prompt a day to keep the tribbles away? Something like that…
We’ve read. We’ve nominated. We’ve voted. We’ve shared some entirely subjective opinions (via public reviews and private discussions). We’ve embraced chaos. We’ve read some more. It’s time to announce the winners of the fifth annual Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Some pitches are irresistible. Try this one on for size: lesbian space pirates brought to you by Aliette de Bodard. Right? RIGHT? Good news – Aliette de Bodard’s novel-length space opera is flying to shelves near you this November, and I’m delighted to be part of the crew presenting The Red Scholar’s Wake gorgeous cover today.
Back in 2013, bloggers seemed to talk more fantasy than science fiction. In response, Rinn Reads set up SciFiMonth, a month-long celebration of the genre. Fast forward to 2022 and sign up for our TENTH annual event is now open! Come geek out with the finest crew of genre lovers as we celebrate the joys and horrors of but what if this November. Sure, we enjoy SF all year round – but SciFiMonth is when we enjoy it together.
Caitlin at Realms of My Mind featured a meme recently that I couldn’t resist: what were our favourite ten books of the past ten years? I tackled a fantasy-themed version of this prompt back in 2019; today, I’m keeping it wide open: all reads count. Let the hand-wringing begin…
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. This week we’re celebrating books we love that are over 10 years old.
We’re nearly halfway through August, we’re in the middle of a heatwave and my brain is slowly simmering – so it must be time for a refreshing summer book tag. Luckily, Louise @ Monstrumology pointed me at this excellent option created by Bookables.
An arrogant foreigner funds an expedition north – or perhaps south – or maybe out – to find a mysterious Edifice that appears on no charts. As questions gather about what happened to the first ship to find it, the expedition’s doctor begins to recall events his crewmates assure him haven’t happened…
I read the SF shortlist for this year’s Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards, but have been so slow off the blocks in writing about any of them that we’ve picked our finalists before I got round to sharing my thoughts on this always-intriguing category. Better late than never? I hope so.
Our fifth annual Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards have been simmering away over the summer as our panellists have read and agonised their way through the excellent shortlists. It’s time to turn up the heat as we reveal our finalists in each category!
Midsummer has been and gone, so as we approach the end of June I’m taking a moment to catch my breath and look back at the year’s reading so far.
Mal dreams of living off streaming BestLife, the massive multiplayer version of reality. After snagging the first footage of an elusive SecOps NPC in weeks, a sponsor offers to pay her to do just that. The price is a quest that will put Mal face to face with real SecOps – and toe to toe with Stellaxis, the corporation that controls every aspect of her life…
Pop quiz: you are an award-winning researcher, leading the field in human cloning. Your husband has stolen your research to clone a version of you he finds easier to live with. Do you help her cover up his murder?
It is 200 years since women were stripped of their adult status and civil rights. Now men rule a repressive world, but humanity is thriving as it reaches out to the stars. One group of women plan to rebalance the status quo a word at a time…
Lina fled London to work for a European conservation corps, but her fragile peace shatters when her ex is arrested for assassinating a Minister. While Lina tries to extract her family from London, the Minister’s family also flee to the mountain reserve she works on. Everyone has deadly secrets – but will they kill to preserve them?