Next week, over the bank holiday weekend (2nd to 5th April), I’ll be taking part in the All Systems Read mini event, a readathon of all things sci-fi about which you can find out more from imyril over at There’s Always Room For One More.
And I am absolutely in the mood for some science fiction at the moment, although I’m still leaning towards the light and comforting (which is making for less interesting posts, but a happier healthy me at present, so #sorrynotsorry).
Here’s what I’m planning to read and post about:
John Scalzi’s Interdependency trilogy has been recommended to me by one of my closest, dearest friends and her enthusiasm for these books suggests I will be well entertained. (Full disclosure: I’ve already started and I am entertained – it’s very hard not to stop every couple of pages so I can share the batsh*t action and dialogue with Thumbs, who is trying equally hard to concentrate on his second playthrough of Death Stranding and is really not feeling the comedy vibe right now). Guess who gets to hear about it instead?
(It’s you. In case you weren’t sure).
And I’m hoping to get time to read and tweet about some of the short stories in the Nisi-Shawl-edited collection New Suns. I plan to write up a post of some description about this collection later, but I quite like the idea of tweeting as I read, and I feel like my Twitter game is still pretty weak. We’ll see how that goes, I guess.
(A confession: I’m embarrassed about how long I’ve had this book on my shelf. Thumbs bought it me for my birthday (completely unprompted too – pretty impressive, huh?) nearly two years ago and it was the Next Thing I was going to read *ahem*.)
I have also ordered the Murderbot Diaries box set, which won’t be arriving in time for me to do anything with it for All Systems Read, but which I just wanted to share because, finally, finally, FINALLY, I will have joined you all on the Murderbot side of the galaxy. I’m far too happy in my own company to have been lonely over here, but I do hate to miss out on the good stuff.
Last, but not least, on Monday I’m going to throw out my first (!!?) tag of 2021 – the Get To Know the Sci-Fi Reader Tag. Maryam, the Curious SFF Reader drew my attention to this one when she did it back in November for SciFi Month. I wasn’t quick enough to jump on the tag train then, and I’ve been sitting on it since early December. It’s a relief not to have to wait until next November rolls round!
All in all, it’s going to be a kickass weekend. Will you be joining in? And if so, what’re your plans?