I should be catching up on my review backlog, so obviously I’m declaring it Sunday Funday and tackling a tag that I saw over at Space and Sorcery (originally created by vlogger Kayley Hyde). I don’t watch a huge amount of TV, and I talk about it even less – so what does a light-sensitive bookwyrm enjoy?
Any time a revered genre property gets an on-screen make-over, fans will line up to love or hate it – these days, long before it ever actually hits a screen. With its diverse casting choices, overtly queer and polyamorous characters and key plot changes, The Wheel of Time has been divisive since pre-production. But at the halfway mark, how is it actually shaping up?
Humanity left Earth behind and spread across the stars. For centuries, it has been in the grip of the Empire, ruled by the unchanging clones of Cleon I. When visionary mathematician Hari Seldon predicts its downfall, will Cleon II support his vision of a scientific Ark or dismiss his heretical notions of cultural apocalypse?
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 talking about the books Netflix or Amazon or HBO or SOMEONE should hurry up and put on our TVs, dammit.
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…
The future is digital. Death is temporary – if you can afford a new body (or ‘sleeve’) for your digitised back-up to be decanted into. So why did a rich, influential tycoon like Laurens Bancroft blow his own brains out? When Bancroft buys ex-special forces and eternal revolutionary Takeshi Kovacs out of jail to investigate, Bay City is in for a wilder ride than anyone bargained for…
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?
We started our quest with two dozen companions out to see how much fantasy we could celebrate in a month. I missed quite a lot of the latter half of Wyrd and Wonder – work exploded into overdrive and then my remote holiday turned out to have even less internet access than expected. However, there’s no stopping a fantasy party on a quest – so I’ve had an awful lot of fun catching up to compile this final retrospective!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we all talk about a bookish topic and have fun making lists. This week we’re each explaining our reasons for loving something – and I’m going with the end of the world as we know it!
Oh bloody hell. Just caught up on Hell Bent, and I think I need to watch the last 2 years of Doctor Who all over again now. All is forgiven. Well, almost all. Yeah, okay, I’m totally cherry picking. There’s a bunch of episodes we probably can’t all agree didn’t happen, but I’m going to edit them out of my timeline anyway, ok?
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