This post is part of Sci-Fi Month 2015, a month long event to celebrate science fiction hosted by myself and Over the Effing Rainbow. You can view the schedule here, follow the event on Twitter via the official @SciFiMonth Twitter account, or the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth.
Aaaah, I can’t believe Sci-Fi Month is back again! This is the third year I have run the event, although I really feel as though I did not do much last year due to university – however this year I aim to make up for that. 🙂 I hope you’re all ready for a month full of science fiction celebrations, and I can’t wait to meet the new participants, as well as get back in touch with previous ones.
When the first Sci-Fi Month happened, I was working and saving up for my Masters degree. In the two years in between the first and current Sci-Fi Months, I’ve moved to the Netherlands, met amazing people and worked as hard as I could, had so many new experiences, done an internship at a museum, written a 30,000 word thesis, completed my Masters degree, moved back to the UK to live with my parents for a while, managed to get a job the day after coming back, moved to Oxford and started a career in museums. Phew! And read over 200 books in the meanwhile, many of which were science fiction.
I don’t want to answer the usual SFM introduction post questions here, as I feel like I will be repeating myself. But I will say that science fiction is a huge part of my life. Whether I’m reading it, watching it or playing it, I just love it so much. I started this event to find similar-minded people, because I believed that science fiction was underrated in the book blogging community. And can I just say that I am SO glad that I was totally wrong about that – we have so many sci-fi fans amongst us!
I guess now my main worry is that the community concentrates mainly on new releases, particularly those of the contemporary genre, so here I want to encourage you to post, tweet and chat about all science fiction – no matter how long ago it was written or released. Bring back some of those golden oldies 😉
As for my own intentions during November, I have several reviews to share with you which were part of my Netgalley Readathon, as well as discussions of my favourite sub-genres/elements of science fiction. There will also be a post on dinosaurs in science fiction, my thoughts on the 12th Doctor and as many other things as I can fit into the month! I have what feels like a million and one ideas, so I hope I can write up as many of them as possible.
Addtionally, I have created a small challenge on my Goodreads book group, Dragons & Jetpacks, aiming to get everyone to ‘consume’ as much science fiction during November as possible – even if they don’t blog. Feel free to join the group and take part!
I will also, of course, be aiming to comment on and tweet about as many of your posts as possible, so make sure to tweet/email links my way!