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I’m Joining Sci-Fi Month 2017, And This Time I’m Not Even Late! Find Out What's Featured On AvalinahsBooks In November

I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Sci-Fi Month for the second time now, and for those who don’t know it – this is a yearly event that takes part on Rinn Reads and encourages us to read and talk about sci-fi as much as we want to! Personally, I love sci-fi, and I don’t think I blog about it enough. Which is why this is the perfect opportunity for me. (P.S. You can still join too!)

Without further ado, let me give you a preliminary schedule of all the sci-fi related posts that you will see on my blog during Sci-Fi Month 2017:

~ Discussions And Lists ~

  • Contemporary Sci-Fi Musts: Remembrance of Earth’s Past And Why You Should Know It
  • 5 Sci-Fi Titles That Give You Hope About Humanity
  • What’s The Reality Of Space? + Books That Are Realistic About Space: Why Us Science Fiction Nerds Should Also Read Astronauts’ Memoirs

~ Reviews ~

  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • My looooong overdue review of Gemina
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  • The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
  • Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collection – 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (11 authors too!)
Central Station Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) An Unkindness of Ghosts The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer  Doctor Who : 50th Anniversary Collection (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #1-11)

So I hope you are just as excited as me and see you there!

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

40 thoughts on “I’m Joining Sci-Fi Month 2017, And This Time I’m Not Even Late! Find Out What's Featured On AvalinahsBooks In November

    1. I know right, I also nearly forgot DW but then my friend gave me that book and I was like, HEY. Why not 😀 I know DW isn’t *quite* scifi, at least for me it’s also “just DW” which is kind of like a genre of its own? Scifi, fantasy and slice of life? It’s just a wonder 🙂
      By the way. Have you watched Stargate SG-1? As a Whovian, you might enjoy that as well 🙂 I’m a big fan of both.
      And that collection was great. I’ll try to give more detail in my review, but it’s totally worth a read 🙂

  1. Yay! Happy to see you are participating too! Your discussions sound awesome! I have some ideas but haven’t quite figured it out yet.

    1. Ooh, that’s very interesting! I don’t know that blog. I can’t say I’ve read a lot of vintage scifi, just the classics like Simak and Asimov. But a lot of old scifi is VERY mysogynistic and politics related, so it can be very dampening too. I could benefit from good recommendations though, cause I do read all over the place 🙂
      Maybe you could drop me a link of their blog?

      1. I put links to Little Red Reviewer and Red Star Reviews below. There are a bunch of blogs that participate. They also have a Twitter account that Jacob runs – @VintageSciFi_

        Old science fiction can be all over the place on both sex and race (and not necessarily in the same direction). But, frankly, there are as many bad opinions in the new stuff as in a lot of the old stuff. Andrea reviews a lot of older books, so maybe you can get some ideas from her blog.
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  2. I’ve only read Illuminae and am looking forward to reading Gemina before Obsidio comes out, so I’ll definitely be interested to hearing your thoughts on Gemina for sure! 😀 Also super curious to see how your adventures with Neal Stephenson has been! Pretty cool month to participate in, hope you enjoy it, Evelina!! 😀

    1. I believe I might struggle with that Gemina review 😀 because I read it MONTHS ago! And it was great, but. You know. Writing a review months after reading it. Huh 😀 but yeah, it’s totally fun – both Gemina and SciFi Month 😀

    1. I did like The Diamond Age, although I felt like it could have been shorter 🙂 that said, the ideas were brilliant. I love it so much how Neal Stephenson always manages to look at the big picture the way he does. Have you read Seveneves by him? It’s so good!!

    1. Haha, I don’t think SciFi Month has a schedule at all 😀 it’s just the posts I’ll be putting up, but you can actually post as much or as little as you like 🙂 what was your Oct 31 event?

  3. Yeah! Sci-fi is one of my favorite genres so I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for this month. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3
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    1. Amy, Amy. What is this question 😀 I do not know a person who didn’t like Gemina :DDDD of course I liked it! It was great 🙂 although if I had to choose between the first and the second, I’d say I liked the characters of Illuminae better. But! Gemina was wonderful 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love it!

      1. Hahaha I did finally read it and I totally agree! Gemina was so fantastic and it definitely pulled me out of my reading slump. I’m so excited for Obsidio!!

    1. I am looking forward to my own review of Gemina xD xD cause I have read it in June and I have absolutely no clue about: a) what I’m gonna say about a book I read so long ago xD b) what could I possibly say that everyone hasn’t heard yet? 😀
      But I think the series in general is geared towards being super crazy! That’s what drives it, and that’s what I love about it, essentially 🙂

  4. Aw, I wish you had an Octavia Butler book on your list! Also, I always think of this month as “Novella November,” but I don’t see many people read novellas! Poor, sad, neglected genre.

    1. The sad truth is that I have yet to read an Octavia Butler book 😀 but! I have the one I got after I read your review (I believe it’s Kindred). But it’s not sci-fi… which one of hers would you recommend as a sci-fi read?
      As for Novellas… actually, I never really see them apart from normal novels. I know they’re shorter and I’ve read a few, but… I mean, the length is the only distinct difference, isn’t it? Educate me please 🙂

      1. Novels are about 120 pages or less, so they have to be tightly plotted and have excellent language skills because you should feel all the feelings you feel when you read a novel. You shouldn’t be left wanting more, like you do with a short story.

        People consider Kindred science fiction because it’s about time travel and uses that as a vehicle to explore race. If you want something more beep boop and robots, try 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you want more “science,” try The War of the Worlds. Moreso, I recommend a good anthology with a variety of authors.

        1. I’ve actually read both of those. 2001: A Space Oddysey just really bored me to death, but I absolutely loved War of the Worlds (Victorians running from aliens? HELL YES.) Also, I feel like that’s a good sum-up of Kindred, probably. I’ve also just posted a review of another [brilliant] book that could be summed up just like that, except it doesn’t use time travel – it uses space travel for the same reason. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Was absolutely brilliant.

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