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Monthly Challenges: Sci Fi Month 2020

We’re deep into October, so I think it’s time to get ready for Sci Fi Month this November, and decide on what I’m going to read and or watch. This month-long yearly challenge hosted by Imyril over at There’s Always Room For One More, and Lisa from Dear Geek Place, pretty much give you carte blanche about whether you read a little, or a lot, watch a SF movie, or TV show, or post about your favourite SF game. It’s all pretty much about celebrating all-things science fiction, whatever the medium. So what’s not to love about that kind of challenge?

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and, as me and mine have been putting off watch the second season of Star Trek Discovery, they’ve agreed to us watching it throughout November so I can tweet and post about the episodes as we watch them.

Not only that, but we also got the first season of PICARD this weekend, so I’m excited about having a Trekking good month, in November! Let’s hope that the fourth season of THE EXPANSE gets released too, so I can add that to the watch-list. Especially as season 5 airs on Amazon Prime mid-December.

As for books I want to read and review? Hmm, that’s a dilemma. So many and so little time is the book bloggers constant mantra. I have a selection of great SF titles to choose from or, if I can, I will try to read all of them.

  • RED NOISE by John P. Murphy
  • EMBERS OF WAR by Gareth L. Powell
  • THE CHIMERA CODE by Wayne Santos
  • HELLA by David Gerrold
  • PLANETSIDE by Michael Mammay
  • SATAN’S REACH by Eric Brown
  • TUNNEL IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
  • TIME FOR THE STARS by Robert A. Heinlein

What do you think? Will those books keep me out of mischief or should I dig up a couple more reads? If you have some suggestions, let me know. Meanwhile, who else is doing #SciFiMonth? I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading and watching.

13 comments on “Monthly Challenges: Sci Fi Month 2020

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    Aaah, I’m so bad at planning like this! (Red Noise looks awesome, I hope you get round to reading and sharing your thoughts on that one).
    I’m hoping to finish McDonald’s Luna trilogy in time to blog about it for SciFiMonth … but a few more hours in the day would be appreciated because I am sooo slow! 😃

    • Alex

      Just because I laid out a plan doesn’t mean I’ll necessarily follow it. Life always changes, so while I hope to read some of these, it could end up being a wholly different scenario. But yes, I plan on reading Red Noise after reading so many good things about it.

      Hella will have to wait, I never bought it forgetting it’s a HB at the mo. So that’s one down already!

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    Looks like a great list! I’ve had mine decided for the last month but I don’t think I’m going to get to it 🙁

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    I’ve been meaning to watch Star Trek Discovery for a while now but I’m still hoping to finish TNG before moving onto any of the other Trek series (apart from TOS) but that’ll probably take me a while 😅

  4. Alex

    Oh, I do hope you get around to Discovery, so much better than TNG. While TNG was good in its day, it really is a little stall and dated. We’re loving Discovery and Picard, which we just started watching.

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