Today sees the start of Sci-Fi Month, which is being hosted by Rinn @ Rinn Reads. When I first heard about this a couple of months ago, I knew I had to be a part of it. At the last count, there were over 50 bloggers, 25 authors, and 3 publishers signed up to be a part of it. If you are curious as to what it’s all about, click HERE for the schedule. I have nine posts included in this schedule, with at least one giveaway planned so far.
I wouldn’t describe myself as a huge sci-fi fan, but it is one of my favourite genres. I remember reading some really interesting sci-fi novels in high school, but I can’t remember what they were called. I also remember first watching Doctor Who when I was about 5 or 6. Jon Pertwee was my first doctor, so I guess that ages me a bit.
During this month I am going to share some thoughts on my favourite sci-fi stuff, including (of course), Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Scott Westerfeld, Star Wars, and Star Trek. I am also going to feature C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy on the 50th anniversary of his death, which was, incidentally, the same day that JFK was assassinated.
I think what I enjoy the most about sci-fi, besides the variety of books and movies available, is the great imagination behind most of it. It can take you to some of the most imaginative places ever dreamt of and can describe the type of imaginative technology that may one day actually become a reality.
I look forward to sharing some of my thoughts during the next month and also exploring all the other blogs and websites that will be a part of this event. A big thank you has to go to Rinn, who has worked tirelessly to bring this event together. Hopefully it is something that will become an annual event,and I look forward to being part of it for many years to come.
Ray Bradbury, who more than most has sparked my love of sci-fi, once said the following:
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
Let the month begin…
After I posted this, I noticed that Rinn had suggested we answer 5 questions, so that there would be feeling of togetherness for those taking part. So, here are my answers to the questions:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I think I’ve covered that one fairly well in the above post.
2. How long have you been a fan of sci-fi? This probably goes back to my first viewing of Doctor Who in the early 1970’s, even if then I didn’t really know what sci-fi was.
3. Why do you like sci-fi and what is your favourite thing about it? I think I covered most of this, too, but I would add that what I like the most is the endless possibilities of imagination.
4. What are your favourite books/games/films/TV shows, etc., in the genre? Books – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi, Daniel H. Wilson’s books (especially Robopocalypse), C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy: games – I’m not a big gamer, so no real favourites here; films – the Star Wars series, Star Trek, Blade Runner; the Matrix movies; TV shows – Doctor Who, the original Star Trek. There is so much to choose from that this realy only scratches the surface.
5. What do you have planned for Sci-Fi month? I have nine posts included in the schedule, but in addition some of my regular features will be inclined to sci-fi as well.