We are go for SciFi Month!

Artwork by Tithi Luadthong from 123RF.com; quote from Seven Devils by Elizabeth May & Laura Lam.


It’s SciFi Month! Squeeee-eeeeeee!

I don’t normally do this announcing-my-plans stuff because I am really not that organised (and I don’t often have a plan!), but I feel like squeeing today. So, this is what you can expect from me this November:

Item one: There are going to be thoughts on Ian McDonald’s Luna trilogy. Maybe some feelings too. You have been warned.

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Item two: Maryam the Curious SFF Reader and I will share our buddy-read discussion about Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh. I am particularly excited about this because I had an absolute blast reading Terra-Two with Maryam.

Item three: I will finally read Arkady Martine’s Hugo Award-winning A Memory Called Empire after a great deal of prevarication and will present my findings in due course.

Item four: I’ll catch up with Esen and Paul in the third volume of Julie E Czerneda’s Webshifters series Hidden in Sight and will squee over their adventures in my usual fashion (You know, try as I might, I just cannot call what I do here ‘reviewing’ – I’ll do anything to avoid using the word ‘review’ … which suggests an objectivity and professionalism that I lack, completely and utterly. I just stared at the screen for five minutes before typing out the Esen and Paul sentence because I couldn’t think of a way to say that I’d write about Hidden in Sight without using the word ‘review’ … can’t, won’t, don’t make me!).

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Item five: (No-one is more surprised than me that I have an item five here!) And I’m taking part in the SciFi Month read-along of Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle, which I am very excited about because (a) my delightfully battered second-hand copy of this is blurbed by Anne McCaffrey, who describes the story as “gloriously alien” (she couldn’t have used two better words to get my attention); and (b) read-alongs are my new favourite thing and I might just be a little bit addicted to them now …


There are also some daily prompts that I’m tempted to do something with. I usually enjoy mucking about with prompts on Instagram, but I might try a Twitter thing this month. I’m still thinking about that … those of you who’ve seen me on Twitter will know I’m oddly incompetent over there, so it may all go pear-shaped. We’ll see.

Jean-Luc Picard pointing and saying Make it So


Ooo, that reminds me: go watch this little music video for a giggle. I catch myself singing this on a far-too-regular basis (“Come cheer up my lads, come cheer up my lads …”).


28 thoughts on “We are go for SciFi Month!

  1. Yessss SciFi month is a-go! Looking forward to your not-reviews of the Luna trilogy, they sounded like something I’d love when we chatted about them briefly a little while ago.

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  2. Lots of squee’ing going on here. Do you have a permit for this amount of squee’ing? Or do I need to call the Squee Patrol?

    Sounds like you’re going to have a fun month. I hope it all turns out just as you want 😀 I am glad that buddy reads seem to be working so well for you.

    I’d say you’re well prepped for take off. *salutes*

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  3. THIS: “I don’t normally do this announcing-my-plans stuff because I am really not that organised” 🤣 🤣 🤣 I respect people who are able to schedule posts weeks in advance but I’m usually just winging it at the last moment lol. The only scheduled post I have is our discussion of Terra Two!
    I’m so excited for Sci-Fi Month, it’s my favorite event of the year! 😀

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    1. Agreed, I have massive respect for all the schedulers out there! 😃
      I’m usually writing and posting immediately after and feel very pleased with myself (with both of us!) that we have our buddy-read scheduled! 😊
      SciFi Month looks like it’s going to be a blast this year! 😁

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  4. Yay, bring on ScifiMonth! It’s my favorite blogging event of the year and I love that it’s so casual. I don’t do a lot of planning either, or I tend to change things a lot on the fly. I have a very rough plan this year, but mostly I’m playing things by ear 🙂

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  5. I do usually take part in this event but this year has gone to hell in a handcart! I should have tried some seat of the pants style posts but I simply haven’t read any sci-fi this last few months and I’m desperately playing catch up because October was all pear shaped. I hope you’re having a great tine 😀
    Lynn 😀

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