Okay, we’re a couple of months into the year and I start a new job tomorrow (eek), so it seems like a good time to take stock, break out an image editing tool, and see how my dance card is looking for Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi!
No, I’m not procrastinating about anything in particular, why do you ask?
The Ness sisters survived Bosa Sennen, but it’s less easy to shake her legacy: her obsessions with quoins and Occupations, not to mention a Congregation of enemies convinced that any who sail aboard the Nightjammer must be her heirs…
Embers of War was one of my favourite reads of 2018. Now the Trouble Dog and her crew are back, and I’ve got a copy of Fleet of Knives to give away to celebrate – signed by author Gareth L Powell!
A tide-locked world of endless day and night. A young woman banished into the freezing dark to die. A slim chance to forge an unlikely alliance. As the planet of January slides into a climate apocalypse, is it possible to turn away from the past and embrace a new future?
Mars Xi is the most wanted woman in the Empire: the renegade voidwitch who destroyed a planet. Desperate to give her protege Pale a future and hungry for answers about herself, she goes in search of the one person who might be able to help them both: her father. The man who sold her to MEPHISTO in the first place…
I signed up to Annemieke’s fantasy and sci-fi reading challenge, because I couldn’t resist a spot of book bingo to help me pick my next read. If you’ve been tempted to dig deeper into genre reads but didn’t know where to start, this might be the challenge for you!
It’s that time: announcing the 2019 nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards!
Cue: drum roll
At the end of 2017, C of The Middle Shelf proposed a new set of informal awards: nominated, debated and awarded by a group of bookworms. We embraced chaos as our guiding principle, and we had so much fun we’re back for more. Welcome to the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2019.
Mars Xi evaded capture by the military research team who shaped her, and honed her psychic abilities into near god-like powers. But can she rescue her friend from a max security military prison before he loses his mind and his identity?
I told myself I wasn’t going to set any challenges for 2019 beyond a reading goal and my […]
It’s been a blast: we visited new worlds, old friends, and parallel dimensions; we’ve time-hopped, blog-hopped, and flailed with all the joy and commitment 4 dozen SF geeks can muster. There’ve been over 230 blog posts (…that I know about!) plus photos galore and tweets aplenty. You were all epic. One last round-up before we call it for the year? Go on then…
Minh wants to rebuild the Earth. Kiki wants to be useful. The banks want easy, guaranteed profits. But with a bank funding an environmental research trip back in time to Bronze Age Mesopotamia, maybe everybody can get what they want…
It’s been an epic SciFiMonth, and Lisa and I are capping it off with a big, free-wheeling conversation about what makes the genre special. We invited some friends and favourites along to talk to us about what they love best about science fiction.
We’re in the final stages of our mission now, seeing how many planets and space stations we can visit before we regretfully turn for home. Time for our weekly round-up of what’s been going on…
I had decided not to read The Expanse – until a SFFReadalong was announced last year (willpower: I’ve heard about it), which I just couldn’t resist (I like reading with friends, okay?). And I’m ever so glad I let the gang’s enthusiasm drag me along, as it’s now one of my all-time favourite space operas. I turned the tables for SciFiMonth and dragged Lisa and M into debating the Big Question with me: sure, the tv show is good, but was the book better?