Sci-Fi Month

Sci-Fi Month 2016: We Have Lift-Off!

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This post is part of Sci-Fi Month 2016, 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 with the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth.

IT IS FINALLY HERE! I’m pretty sure Sci-Fi Month creeps up on us sooner and sooner each year. I have been running Sci-Fi Month for four years now, and it still surprises me every year. Everyone is so eager and passionate, and I absolutely love it. When I first started the event, in 2013, I wasn’t expecting this kind of response at all. It just completely snowballed and we have so many different types of people taking part, even major publishers have noticed. What makes me happiest is that I now know that sci-fi isn’t a ‘niche’ genre. It is loved by so many people all over the world, for so many different reasons.

I’ll be aiming to post every couple of days this year, and have some exciting prizes provided by Angry Robot and Titan Books. I’ll also be sharing discussion questions every day at 6pm GMT on the official Twitter account, @SciFiMonth, so be sure to keep an eye out!

As with every year I will try to tweet about and comment on each post, or at least as many as possible – if I’ve missed one, please let me know!

Below are some useful links to get you started for the month:

  • To view a list of everyone taking part in the event, click here.
  • To view the schedule or add your own posts, click here.
  • To view the overall Sci-Fi Month post, including how to sign up, ideas for posts etc, click here.

I can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for Sci-Fi Month 2016!

What are you most looking forward to about Sci-Fi Month? What are your plans?

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33 thoughts on “Sci-Fi Month 2016: We Have Lift-Off!”

    1. Yay! Glad to have you back, Jess πŸ™‚ I hope you love A Closed and Common Orbit – I’m actually waiting until it comes out in paperback to read it, because I definitely want to buy it, but I can’t stand hardbacks. Sadly that means waiting until April though 😦

    1. It comes round so quickly πŸ™‚ Glad to have you on board, I hope you enjoy the event and find lots of awesome new sci-fi to indulge in πŸ˜‰

  1. Hallo, Hallo Rinn!

    I’m still settling into my SFN posts & surprises – I have a full month of lovelies coming up this year, as I wanted to do things a bit differently than I have in the past three! πŸ™‚ I’ll disclose my plans in full lateron today once I get the chance to tweak my Introduction and launch it officially! Til then, I’m watching over the feeds and starting to see who is going live ahead of me!

    Canva just released some new backgrounds – I’m so going to have fun this month creating badges & banners! I have had the official SFN badge in my sidebar since you announced the event! Happy SciFi everyone!! πŸ™‚

  2. YAYAYAY. I’m excited to see all the posts again! I kind of always look forward to this event every year, seeing as I have a lack of sci-fi on my reading lists.

  3. This should be fun. I’m going to start with some books: Jurassic Park and Armada as well as at least one more book in the Old Man’s War series. I also picked up a Deus Ex book and a Mass Effect book. For movies I’ve got Arrival in theaters at the end of next week. I’ll also get some dvd/streaming choices in: Blade Runner (an annual favorite), definitely some Star Wars, and I just picked up the Alien Quadrilogy. I’ll be playing some video games as well: Alien : Isolation and then on the 15th I’ll be getting Watch Dogs 2. I can’t wait! As much of a sci-fi fan as I am, I’ve never really watched a lot of television series, and have never watched a Star Trek series. I plan on correcting that as well as finding another series or two to get started on. Any suggestions?

    This is one of the few times each year it would be nice to have a blog, but then again I might not have time for all this sci-fi wonderfulness if I was busy writing posts. Hmm…it’s something to think about. I look forward to reading and hopefully commenting on a lot of posts this month. Have fun everyone!

    1. Some most excellent choices there, Ty πŸ˜‰ Which Mass Effect book? I’ve read quite a few of them.

      Arrival looks AMAZING. Can’t wait for that, I’m not sure when it’s out here though. If Alien: Isolation goes on sale this month I might end up buying it, although we’ll see if I ever complete it… probably too scary.

      1. The Mass Effect book is Deception by William Dietz. I came across it in a thrift store so the price was definitely right. Hopefully it’s good, I’ve missed the Mass Effect world since the last game. I really can’t wait for Andromeda.

        Alien: Isolation looks like it could be pretty scary. At least I hope it is. I picked it up on Xbox during one of their sales, including all the DLC. Hopefully you can pick up a copy, we can all use a good scare once in awhile. πŸ˜‰

  4. Yay it’s here! Been looking forward to it and I have a few posts ready to go. I love how this event has grown (thanks to you and the co-hosts) and the enthusiasm level is exciting too. Can’t wait to see everyone’s posts!

  5. My plan is to just read more sci-fi in general. I like it, but I haven’t read a huge amount. I’ve always been big into sci-fi movies though so I don’t see this being a problem. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow, I’ve seen the schedule and already there are so many posts to read. Awesome stuff. I’ll try to read through as many as I can. I’ve got A Closed and Common Orbit lined up to read next, and I’m also watching through season 1 of Humans, which quite by accident looks as though it could tackle some of the same themes and ideas. Perhaps there may be a comparison post of the two stories later on.

  7. This is not just my first time doing Sci-Fi Month, but also my first year blogging. So I am most looking forward to meeting other bloggers who love SF. I have added a lot of new people to my RSS feed & Twitter follows already.

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