*Dusts the shelves, throws open curtains, opens windows* Hello, and welcome back! Yes, I am still alive, still … getting by? As I hope we all are? Times are so strange, you guys. So strange. But hey, let’s talk about something more fun! Today I am planning a thing, with the help of my Wyrd and Wonder cohorts – I bring you the Wyrd and Wonder 2020 Readalong!
The natives of Rakhat finally make an appearance, and Giuliani begins making progress, of a sort, with Emilio. My dread is real. Let’s discuss The Sparrow. Spoilers follow for chapters 20 through 26.
A stagnating community finds a way forward, with a little help from a friend; a restless boy finds his path in life; and a caretaker finds new ways to care. Let’s discuss the final parts of Record of a Spaceborn Few. Spoilers will follow for Parts 5, 6 & 7.
Another tragedy strikes, though the effects are felt on much more personal levels for some. Change is inevitable, but who will accept it? Let’s discuss Record of a Spaceborn Few. Spoilers follow for Parts 2, 3 and 4.
The team makes it to Rakhat, only to suffer an unexpected loss. Questions of faith, and faithfulness, are raised and … answered? And we begin to learn a little more of what may have happened to Emilio, pre-rescue. Let’s discuss The Sparrow. Spoilers follow for chapters 12 through 19.
Welcome to the second of our SciFi Month Read-alongs! I am so excited to share thoughts and feelings about this book with fellow nerds, so let’s get to it, shall we? NOTE: SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR PROLOGUE & PART 1.
In the first part of Mary Doria Russell’s SF classic, we’re dropped in the aftermath of an intergalactic… tragedy? Disaster? Horrific crime? The pieces are disparate, spread over dovetailing timelines, but the closer they are to being put together, the more unsettled this reader becomes… Let’s discuss The Sparrow. Spoilers will follow for the prologue/chapters 1 through 11.
Signaling the SciFi Month Fleet! Today I’ve got the details of this year’s Read-along, and I am super excited for it. We will be reading Record of a Spaceborn Few, the third volume of the Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers! You game? Details below!
It’s all about endings – some a relief, and some utterly heartbreaking – in the final chapters of this book. This damn book. Grab your tissues and join me to discuss the fate of our darlings. Spoilers will follow for chapters 43 through to the end.
Noon returns. The gang rescue Bern, with some unforeseen assistance. Hestillion is truly tested in battle, at last. And I spilled my feelings absolutely EVERYWHERE. Let’s discuss The Poison Song. Spoilers follow for chapters 31 through 42.