SciFi Month Mission Log: Week 4 (the final roundup!)

Well, as I write this it’s late night-time on the final day of SciFi Month 2021. That means it’s time to gather together our final mission reports… Oh, and also bring you a special wee announcement when all that’s out of the way, so don’t disembark too fast!



This time around, I’m rounding up all your reviews and discussion posts from the final week (and a couple of days), plus the final read along roundup!


Laura Tisdall reviewed a trio of SF novellas: These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohammed, A Psalm For the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, and The Deep by Rivers Solomon;

Caitlin G. at Realms of My Mind reviewed A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna;

Alex at Dreadnought Press reviewed Misfit Soldier by Michael Mammay;

imyril at There’s Always Room For One More reviewed Foundation (AppleTV);

Maddalena at Space and Sorcery reviewed Light Chaser by Peter F. Hamilton & Gareth L. Powell, and Inhibitor Phase by Alastair Reynolds. She also reviewed Foundation (AppleTV);

Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy reviewed Far From The Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson, as did Annemieke at A Dance With Books; Tammy also reviewed Blindspace by Jeremy Szal.

Louise at Monstrumology finished up her Godzilla movie marathon with reviews of the Reiwa series and the American movies;

Catherynne M. Valente’s The Past is Red was reviewed at The BiblioSanctum; Mogsy also reviewed Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson.

Andreas at Reiszwolf reviewed Beyond the Hallowed Sky by Ken MacLeod;

The Captain at Captain’s Quarters reviewed Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, along with mini-reviews of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie and some of The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells;

John Folk-Williams at SciFi Mind reviewed Slipping by Mohamed Kheir;

Mervi at Mervi’s Book Reviews reviewed Conqueror’s Pride by Timothy Zahn, and Fiction River Presents: Time Travelers (ed. Gwyneth Gibby);

Will at A Refuge From Life reviewed Memoria by Kristyn Merbeth;

and finally, Ariana at The Book Nook reviewed Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam.


And now for the lists and discussions!

18 Young Adult Science Fiction Recommendations and 18 Adult Science Fiction Recommendations, by Amanda at Classy x Book Reviews;

Wrapping up the Hugo Awards for Short Story and Novelette, and Top Ten Tuesday: It’s all just a little bit of history repeating, by Jessticulates;

SciFi Books (still) On My TBR List, by Anouk at Time for Tales and Tea;

Top Ten Tuesday: Five sci-fi characters I’d love an update on, and Eight 2022 releases I’m looking forward to, by Annemieke at A Dance With Books;

My Favourite Sci-Fi Movies, by Louise at Monstrumology;

Top Ten Tuesday: 2022 Sci-Fi Releases I Can’t Wait To Read, by Lauren at Always Me;

Buddy Read Discussion: Too Like The Lightning by Ada Palmer, by imyril at There’s Always Room For One More and Mayri at The Book Forager;

My Favourite Sci-Fi Novellas, by Mackenzie at Colour Me Read;

21 Best Science Fiction Books of 2021, by Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy.


And here’s a final roundup of the Winter’s Orbit Read Along posts:


Week 1The Book Forager | Book Nook Reviews | Lisa’s Books, Gems and Tarot | There’s Always Room For One More | Dear Geek Place

Week 2The Book Forager | Book Nook Reviews | Lisa’s Books, Gems and Tarot | There’s Always Room For One More | Dear Geek Place

Week 3The Book Forager | Book Nook Reviews | Lisa’s Books, Gems and Tarot | There’s Always Room For One More | Dear Geek Place

Week 4The Book Forager | Book Nook Reviews | Lisa’s Books, Gems and Tarot | There’s Always Room For One More | Dear Geek Place

(Available links are included; any that are missing will be added when posted)


And that’s it for this year’s SciFi Month event! However, be sure to check out imyril’s final Mission Log for a roundup of the last week’s challenge prompts and random loot.

It’s been another awesome event, and as always we could not do this without our amazing space crew. You are all stars in our eyes!

Ahem. But I will set aside the cheesy puns for a moment, because I promised a wee announcement, didn’t I?

This year was amazing as always, but imyril and I hope to make next year’s SciFi Month event a true spectacle – because in 2022, SciFi Month will be TEN YEARS OLD! Whaaaaat.

Yes, next year will mark the tenth spin around the sun since this event charted its first course, and while imyril and I have not been steering the ship quite that long, we want to honour its tenth birthday! We hope all of you (and more!) will join us for that milestone.

I’m going to sign off now before I get (more) excited. Thank you, thank you, thank you once again, and we’ll see you next year…



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