So as you all know by now it is sci-fi month and that is just a whole lot of fun. The hosts created a photo challenge for over on bookstagram. Instead Avery from Red Rocket Panda made it into a book tag and I totally had to jump aboard that. I do have to admit that I struggled with some of these.
Here is the graphic for it. I love that background.
1 Your Sci-fi Month TBR
You can go also go back to my intention to participate in sci-fi month, and the read the first chapter book tag I did at the start of the month. Both list some of the books I wanted to read during the month.
2 Your First SF Read
This is difficult because I’m not a 100% sure of it. I think what got me interested in SF was not books. That I know for certain. That was Stargate SG-1. From there I went to ofter SF shows like Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Star Trek Voyager and the like. When Stargate stopped I realized there were novelizations and I bought a few of those. City of Gods was the first I read. I think you could say that was my first SF read. That I recall anyway. But outside of that and outside of some dystopia I’d say Hitchhiker’s Guide and the Lunar Chronicles.
3 Man’s Best Friend (in Space)
I quite honestly have no idea. Okay I googled and got the Babel Fish in Hithhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It is not a dog but I can’t recall any…
4 Fave SF Series
Difficult but at the moment I’d say the Wayfarers books by Becky Chambers.
5 Gunpower, Treason and Plot
I mean I’d say Firefly but that isn’t a book haha. It does make me think of Revenger which I was reading at the time of filling in some of these questions. While it isn’t quite a space western there are some space pirates in a rather broad sense of the word.
6 Race You There
This prompt makes me think of On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis suprisingly. I think it was the race to the ship or the shelters as the comet was coming…
7 Dream a Little Bigger, Darling
This makes me think of The Zanna Function. An interesting middle grade fantasy read that turns the magic into science.
8 Can’t Wait to Read
I recently got the Avalon duology by Mindee Arnett and I am super curious about them.
9 Unity & Freedom
This makes me think of various dystopia books where unity in society (like In Transit) is often more a prison sentence. And there is one main character that dreams of true freedom.
10 #Stack Saturday
11 Lest We Forget, Fallen Heroes
This makes me think of Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers. ❤
12 Best Ship in the Galaxy, Kid
Can I say Wayfarer?
13 Alient Antagonists
The Lunar people from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I really like the idea of aliens living on the moon all this time haha.
14 Explore New Worlds
Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray. They went to a completely new unknown world in between some hopping to different planets.
15 Book Rainbow
16 Hoverboards or Sonic Screwdrivers
I mean both? One is fun and the other is handy so yeah, not choosing haha.
17 I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda. The cover alone creates all kinds of bad feelings haha. Let alone the weird creatures on the ship and the backstabbing.
18 Fave Female Character
So hard but Iko from The Lunar Chronicles and Essun from The Broken Earth.
19 Fave Male Character
Most you torment me so? But I’m going with Albie Bright from The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, Danny from Timekeeper and Ashby from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.
20 Fave Trans or Nonbinary Character
Oh this is difficult because there aren’t that many… Oh wait, Bells of course from Not Your Villain, the second Sidekick Squad book by C.B. Lee.
21 First Contact
Valiant by Merrie Destefano. An alien invasion story.
22 Thank Heavens, for That
Where the Stars Rise is such a fantastic anthology.
23 I Can’t Do That, Dave
Well I could but I probably won’t…
24 Intergalactic BAE
I need Rackmore from Revenger to be my BAE. Seriously, the size of his library…
26 Well That Sounds Omnious
1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China’s Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.
Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang’s investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredictable interaction of its three suns.
This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists’ deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.
27 Spine Poetry
Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods
Defy the Worlds
(The) Timekeeper In Transit
(Through the) Pitch Dark
(Because) Only You Can Save Mankind
28 In Pursuit of Knowledge
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells seems to fit that well
29 I Didn’t See That Coming
This is hard because I tend to see a lot coming. I guess that is the downfall of reading so much haha.
30 Favorite Sci-Fi Month Read
At the moment I’d say Revenger. Review.