The first week of SciFi Month has drawn to a close, so it’s time to gather the data and make a report! Today I’m looking over our intro posts, both veteran and newbie, rounding up the Winter’s Orbit Read Along so far, and covering the week’s interviews and guest posts, as well as our giveaway update!
First up, of course, is the cartload of intro posts people submitted! A few of us even got in early with theirs – hats off to Nicky at The Bibliophibian, Caitlin at Realms of My Mind, and Andreas at Reiszwolf!
Meanwhile, the master schedule was bombarded on November 1st as everyone else kicked things off:
Annemieke at A Dance With Books | Kirsten at Video Games As Literature | Louise at Monstrumology | Nicole at Thoughts Stained With Ink | Mayri at The Bookforager | Maddalena at Space and Sorcery | Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy | Alex at Book Blurb | Jess at Jessticulates | Mervi at Mervi’s Book Reviews | Anouk at Time for Tales and Tea | Ariana Jane at Book Nook Reviews | Mogsy at The BiblioSanctum | Lauren at Always Me | Amanda at Classy x Book Reviews | Maryam at The Curious SFF Reader | Will at A Refuge From Life | Tanja at Where Stories Lie
And of course there’s my own intro here, and one from imyril at There’s Always Room For One More.
With all of that done, we kicked off this year’s Read Along of Everina Maxwell’s debut novel Winter’s Orbit! At the time of writing I’m still collecting links as they come in, but I will update this post as they appear. Here’s who we’ve got taking part so far:
Dear Geek Place | There’s Always Room For One More | The Bookforager | Book Nook Reviews
If you’re late to the party but you’d still like to join us, please do! The reading schedule is here.
And if classic SF is more your cup of tea, there’s a buddy-read going on for Frank Herbert’s Dune – you can hit up @Jakeisreading or @imyril on Twitter for more info on that one, as it’s less of a formal affair.
Elsewhere, we had some interviews and even a guest post this week:
imyril interviewed Xueting Christine Ni about Sinopticon, a collection of Chinese SF stories;
Alex at Book Blurb interviewed Australia-based SF writer Bren MacDibble;
and Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy featured a guest post by Ada Palmer as part of a blog tour for Perhaps the Stars.
And finally, the giveaway over at There’s Always Room For One More will now be closed and a winner announced by imyril; my UK giveaway has also closed and I will be announcing a winner later tonight, but you still have time to enter the international giveaway – that one’s open all month! And you can still enter Tammy’s giveaway over at Books, Bones & Buffy.
Well, that’s it from me for this week, but be sure to check out imyril’s Mission Log for reviews, discussions and SciFi Month Challenge highlights!
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