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November is SF Month

Having signed up to participate in SciFi Month (the perfect month to do a speculative fiction readathon!) I then had to think about what books I was going to read—and yes, of course, review.

One book was going to be obvious. I’m reading and reviewing Beth Cato’s ROAR OF SKY for the Science Fiction Foundation website, and their magazine, Foundation. The other obvious choices of books are in my over-flowing TBR pile—I need to separate them from one pile, and make a new one exclusively for this November Challenge.

My reading list now looks like this:

  • ROAR OF SKY — Beth Cato (Fantasy)
  • EMBERS OF WAR — Gareth L. Powell (Space Opera)
  • LEGION OF PROPHECY — Mark A. Latham (Fantasy)
  • MARCH OF WAR — Bennett R. Cole (Science Fiction)
  • ORPHAN BRIGADE — Henry V. O’Neil (Military Science Fiction)

If I manage to read all five books in one month, it will be something of an achievement. Not that I’ve not read more than 5 books in a month, but that lately, I just choose not to cram in as many as I use to.

If you want to get involved and join in, follow the link above and sign up and post about what you’re planning on reading — I know I would love to know.

Here’s to infinity, and beyond!

8 Comments

  1. Welcome aboard! I loved Embers of War, but your other picks are new to me which is very exciting – I love the way this event always causes my reading lists to expand.

    • Hi, and thank you, I’m delighted to be onboard, and I’m looking forward to getting a few good reads in.

      Everyone seems to have read EMBERS OF WAR, so I’m a little behind on my SFF reading at the moment. But hope to make a dent on that in November.

      And you, what books have you lined up to read?

      • I’m spoiled for choice, but there are a few certainties:

        Record of a Spaceborn Few – Becky Chambers (space opera)
        Thin Air – Richard Morgan (cyberpunk)
        The Tea Master and the Detective – Aliette de Bodard (crime/space opera)
        Brightly Burning – Alexa Donne (ya/space opera/classic retold)
        Do You Dream of Terra-Two – Temi Oh (ya/space opera/disaster/colony ship)

        I’m hoping to squeeze in a few more as I’m not working – but I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew!

        • Ah, we’re all spoilt for choice when it comes to spec fiction, as there so many good authors out there to choose from.

          Yeah, I thought 5 was doable in 31 days. And as I haven’t heard of any of your choices, I’m looking forward to reading your reviews and or, write-ups.

  2. Ooo, sounds cool! Hope you’ll enjoy all the books 🙂
    I dunno what i’m going to read in November, but the second book in the Interdependency series is coming out then, so that would defo fit the sci fi theme 😀

    • I hope so too, Norrie — and you should be doing this one too, as another SF nerd! ut one or twenty, it doesn’t matter. And I look forward to reading your thoughts! 😀

    • Beth Cato writes a really good book, so I do hope you give her a go. There are so many good authors out there at the moment. And I look forward to reading more on your blog too, Nikki!

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