Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My Wrap-Up for the Sci-Fi Month (2016)

Hello again everyone, it's almost the end of November and the end of the Sci-Fi Month! In total I read three novels, three short stories, and a novella for this event which were all written by the authors Patrick Ness and Brandon Sanderson. I was also planning on reading and reviewing Ernest Clines's Ready Player One for this event but I didn't really have the time for that one in the end (I hope I haven't disappointed anyone!)

My posts for the Sci-Fi Month were:

Tuesday, 1st November: My Introduction to the Sci-Fi Month 2016 (post)

Friday, 4th November: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films/TV Shows That I Want to Watch (list)

Tuesday, 8th November: Top 10 Sci-Fi Books That I Want to Read (list)

Friday, 25th November: My book review of Legion by Brandon Sanderson (2012, review)

Tuesday, 29th November: My book review of Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness (2008-10, review)

Wednesday, 30th November: My Wrap-Up post

I've written this Wrap-Up post to announce that I'm finished with the Sci-Fi Month now but also because I want to give a huge thank you to Rinn and Lisa (who have done such a wonderful job in hosting!) and to everyone who commented on this blog :) I'm sorry that I haven't done a huge amount of commenting myself for this event but, over the rest of this week, I am going to be writing up responses to comments on here and I'll also be doing a lot more blog-hopping so you might still see me around. I've really enjoyed the blog-hopping that I have managed to do for this event so far though: it was wonderful to see so many people that love the Sci-Fi stories that I love and I found out about some really interesting sounding new ones (i.e. Ken Liu's The Paper Menagerie).

I loved doing this event and I'm definitely planning to take part in it again for the following year. I hope everyone else who took part really enjoyed themselves as well and I wish everyone reading this a fantastic December, Christmas and end of year!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

'Chaos Walking' by Patrick Ness (2008-10)

Synopsis: Chaos Walking is a YA dystopian sci-fi series that consists of three novels (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men) and three short stories (The New World, Wide Wide Sea and Snowscape). The series is set in the far-future on a distant planet that has been colonised by a small group of human settlers from Earth. In The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd Hewitt is a boy just a month away from his 13th birthday (which would make him a man in the eyes of his community) and is the youngest person in the tiny village of Prentisstown. Todd has been raised by two men called Ben and Cillian - and has been brought up to believe that all of the planet's females and half the men were killed in an act of germ warfare by the native alien species of the planet (the Spackle) during the early years of the humans' settlement. A side-effect of this germ was that all of the remaining males of the town were left with the ability to see and hear each other's thoughts in a constant, cacophonous stream of Noise. Even their animals were affected by this germ. But when Todd and his dog Manchee then go through a walk in the nearby swamp one day they're left both shocked and overwhelmed when they manage to find a small patch of silence in it. And when Todd then goes home to his guardians and lets them know what he's found, the pair of them then mysteriously insist that Todd must now leave Prentisstown immediately. They then force Todd to flee their home and go on the run - whilst fighting off men from the town - and give him nothing but a hunting knife, a map of the planet, a small pack of food, and the diary that once belonged to Todd's mother. Todd and Manchee then escape back into the swamp and are able to discover the source of the silence - a teenage girl called Viola who has crash-landed on their planet. The three of them then embark on a dangerous quest across the planet towards the city of Haven, a larger settlement that should be able to protect them from the men of Prentisstown...

This review is going to be rather atypical for me as I don't think that I've ever attempted to review an entire series in one post before! It hadn't been my intention to review the entire Chaos Walking series in one post at the start of the Sci-Fi Month but I've just been so unexpectedly busy this November that I simply haven't had the time and the energy to write any individual reviews for its stories. I'm actually really glad that this has happened though because this series seriously grew on me as I was going through it and my overall thoughts on it are now far more positive than they were just a few weeks ago! :)

There were two main reasons why I chose to read the Chaos Walking books for the Sci-Fi Month. One reason for my wanting to read the series is because there are film adaptations of it that are now in the works (with Doug Liman directing and Daisy Ridley and possibly Tom Holland starring) and the other reason because I really loved Patrick Ness's brilliant middle-grade fantasy novel A Monster Calls when I read that book earlier this year. However, my experience of reading Chaos Walking was actually very different to my experience with A Monster Calls! The major difference I suppose was that I loved A Monster Calls pretty much instantly whereas with the Chaos Walking series it took me a very long time to decide how I actually felt about it, lol.

This book series really took me by surprise! I knew when I went into it that it had been primarily aimed at an older audience than A Monster Calls and that it would be sci-fi rather than fantasy, and I have read a few dystopian novels before so I was obviously aware that these books were hardly going to be feel-good comfort reads. But even so I was completely unprepared for how emotionally draining this series would be! This series is very dark and violent at times and I found it very difficult to get through in places. In fact there was this one particularly graphic scene of violence in The Ask and the Answer that I found so upsetting to read (my hands were shaking and I genuinely felt dizzy) that I had to put the book down for a few days. For that reason, even though Chaos Walking has been marketed for teenagers, I wouldn't say that this series is for everyone and I'd be very reluctant to recommend it to kids in their early teens.

BUT although Chaos Walking was a very challenging and hard read for me at times I was still very much left with the feeling that this series had all been worthwhile! The concept of the series is so unique, its world is so intriguing, atmospheric and well-developed, and its themes are incredibly rich. This series touches on colonisation, racism, genocide, war, misogyny, slavery, terrorism, religious bigotry and hypocrisy, and the loss of privacy! The prose and pacing in these books is also outstanding. Patrick Ness's descriptions and insights are so beautiful and powerful and there's so much action and suspense in this series!

I was never really able to picture Todd and Viola's characters as 13/14 year olds in this series (in my mind they were always at least 16 so the decision to age them up in the films like the Stark siblings in Game of Thrones makes perfect sense to me) but nevertheless I felt that they were both brilliantly-written. Viola was definitely my favourite character in the series as she's an extremely bright, determined, brave, resourceful and compassionate heroine. Having said that Manchee is the most adorable dog that I've encountered in fiction since Dug from Up and I really liked the characters Lee and Bradley who appear in the later books. As for Todd, it did take me a while to truly warm to him as I honestly thought that he was a whiny, stubborn brat at the start of The Knife of Never Letting Go and that he made some really stupid decisions at times. However Todd really does have a good heart, he grows tremendously throughout the series, and his relationship with Viola is very sweet.

In the end I found Chaos Walking to be extremely rewarding as it was deeply powerful, thought-provoking and haunting. The series is hard to read at times but looking back I don't think that the story was ever without hope and optimism and, ultimately, I felt that it was a tale about love winning out over war :)

Overall Rating: 5/5

P.S. Recently I've actually seen a few sarcastic and negative comments about the Chaos Walking books online. When the film adaptations were announced I saw quite a few comments along the lines of "Oh great, yet another YA dystopian adaptation" and "Oh yeah whatever, this series is clearly just a rip-off of The Hunger Games". This is sooo frustrating to me now that I've actually finished this series! Firstly, because The Knife of Never Letting Go was actually published a few months before the first Hunger Games novel and, secondly, because I now think that Chaos Walking is the best dystopian series that I've yet read. Although I have a great fondness for The Hunger Games, I found Chaos Walking to be the far more visceral and thought-provoking of the two, and for me it actually got better with each book whereas the sequels to the first Hunger Games novel stayed the same and then got worse. Erm, yeah... I couldn't finish this review on too positive a note, I had to get a rant in there somewhere, lol!

Friday, 25 November 2016

'Legion' by Brandon Sanderson (2012)

Synopsis: Legion is a sci-fi mystery novella and is the first in a planned trilogy. Stephen Leeds (a.k.a. "Legion") is a reclusive millionaire living in modern-day America and has been diagnosed with a multiple personality disorder. However, Stephen's real mental condition is considerably more unique and bizarre than this and is actually extremely useful to him. Stephen is able to hallucinate about many different "aspects" (imaginary persons) who all have their own specific personalities, skill-sets and knowledge. J.C. is a trigger-happy Navy SEAL and weapons expert, Ivy is a psychologist, Tobias is a historian and philosopher, Kalyani is a linguist, and so on and so on. Although Stephen is technically mad (and is of immense interest to the medical community), his various aspects help him to do almost anything and he's been able to earn a huge amount of money as a private detective. It's then that Stephen is approached by a woman called Monica who offers him a very unusual case: to track down a scientist called Balubal Razon who has been able to develop a special camera that can take pictures of the past. It turns out that Razon has now gone off to Jerusalem to try to find out if Jesus Christ truly existed so Stephen, Monica and the aspects all get on board the next available flight to Israel. However, the group soon discovers that finding Razon's exact location is the least of their problems as a dangerous terrorist group is also after the camera.

I wasn't originally planning on reviewing Legion for this year's Sci-Fi Month but as it's only a novella I was able to squeeze it in amongst the novels that I've been reading :)

Earlier this year I managed to read the original trilogy of Brandon Sanderson's epic high-fantasy Mistborn series (which I absolutely loved!) Now obviously since Legion is a far shorter work that belongs to a different genre and is set on modern-day Earth it made for a very different change of pace to The Mistborn and it certainly didn't compare to the richness, depth and overall brilliance of that trilogy - but that being said Legion was still a terrific little read! Its premise is fascinating, the writing is fast-paced and brisk, it's got plenty of action and mystery, and it even manages to touch on themes of faith, science, mental health, and politics. However, as much as I enjoyed its plot, the very best about Legion for me was without doubt its characters. I loved how quirky, eccentric and diverse Stephen's aspects all were - not just in terms of personality but also in terms of gender and race - and all of the amusing bickering that went on between them and Stephen :D

Although I do wish that this novella could have been longer and that the subplot concerning Stephen's mysterious ex-girlfriend Sandra could have been explored more, I had sooo much fun reading this novella. To be honest I wasn't in a good mood at all when I started it but it really cheered me up! I'm definitely looking forward to reading this book's sequel Skin Deep now and more of Sanderson's fantasy and sci-fi works in general of course! Once I'm done with Skin Deep, I'm thinking either Warbreaker or Steelheart will be my next Sanderson reads...

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Top 10 Sci-Fi Books That I Want to Read (Top Ten Tuesday)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it -- do a list of 3 or 5 or 20 on your list. Your post, your choice!

It's been a while since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday post but today I'm doing a joint post for both Top Ten Tuesday and the Sci-Fi Month - which makes me feel as though I'm being extra productive! :D For anyone who's not a regular reader of this blog, the Sci-Fi Month is basically a month-long celebration of the science fiction genre that I'm taking part in at the moment. I've written two posts for this event so far: an Introduction post and a list of the Sci-Fi Films and TV Shows That I Want to Watch. After publishing that last post I then got to work on a list of the sci-fi books that I'd like to read and then figured that I might as well link it up with TTT since today's topic ("Ten Books I've Added To My To Be Read List") is a close enough match to that. 

So below you'll find the Top 10 Sci-Fi Books That I Want to Read. Although I have made a bit more of an effort in reading more books from the sci-fi genre over the past couple of years, and will be knocking off even more during this month, there are still quite a few sci-fi books that I really want to read and these are...

1. Dune by Frank Herbert.
Dune is a classic space-opera novel and is generally considered to be The Lord of the Rings of sci-fi. This book was also a major influence on George Lucas when he was writing Star Wars: A New Hope which is the main reason why I want to read it. I'm a massive Star Wars fan and I've been really wanting to check out some of the biggest influences on those films (for example I also really want to watch the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa and to read Joseph Campbell's non-fiction writings on mythology).

2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. 
This book is set on Mars and is the first in a dystopian trilogy that I've heard a lot of good things about. A friend of a friend describes this book as being what would have happened if the survivors from The Hunger Games had then been "rewarded" with getting to live in the world of Game of Thrones. In space!

3. Steelheart and Legion by Brandon Sanderson.
The original trilogy of Brandon Sanderson's high-fantasy Mistborn books is now one of my favourite fantasy series ever and I can't wait to read more from this author! Sanderson has also written a couple of sci-fi works and both of them sound extremely interesting to me. Steelheart is the first in The Reckoners series which sounds like a truly fascinating blend of YA dystopian sci-fi and urban fantasy (a world ruled by evil supervillains!) and Legion is the first in a planned trilogy of sci-fi mystery novellas about a private detective with multiple personalities.

4. More Than This by Patrick Ness. 
This book is a YA novel and is supposed to be the most existential of Ness's works. I became determined to seek out more from this author after reading Ness's brilliant middle-grade fantasy novel A Monster Calls earlier this year and I'm actually reading his dystopian sci-fi series Chaos Walking at the moment.

5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic novel set in the Great Lakes region of Canada and I've heard nothing but great things about it. In fact this book has received so much hype that I'm somewhat concerned that it won't live up to it! But, yes, I do still intend to give this one a read some day.

6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Outlander is the first novel in a hugely popular time-travel series that I've heard is both extremely gripping and romantic. However - as I was saying in my list of the Top 10 sci-fi films and tv shows that I want to watch - although I do really want to read the books I can see myself checking out its TV adaptation first as there are quite a lot of books in the series and they're all super long.

7. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.
I have John Green to thank for this one as I first found out about it when he said that it was his favourite time travel novel in this YouTube video. I then looked into this book a little bit more and I became even more interested! This book has won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards and it sounds like such a fun and engaging romantic-comedy adventure type story. Come to think of it, I'm surprised that I haven't got around to it already!

8. A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install.
This is a book that I only found out about a couple of days ago (thanks to my friend Lianne over at Eclectic Tales) but I now really want to read it. Overall it sounds like such a sweet and whimsical story :)

9. Bloodline by Claudia Gray. 
Bloodline is an official Star Wars tie-in novel, is set about five or six years before the events of The Force Awakens, and is focused on Leia Organa's character - which sounds pretty damn awesome if you ask me! :D

10. Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold.
This book is the first in a Hugo Award winning space-opera series called The Vorkosigan Saga and is yet another book that I want to read due to its Star Wars associations - because when I googled "Books similar to Star Wars" a few months ago this was one of the titles that came up :) To be honest it took me quite a while to get past the awful book covers in this series (I know, I know, I'm such a bad reader for letting covers put me off a book!) but after reading several good reviews I've finally been persuaded to give it a try.

So, what about you? Do you want to read any of these books yourself or have you already read some of them? :)

Friday, 4 November 2016

Top 10 Sci-Fi Films/TV Shows That I Want to Watch

Hello again! :) Today's post is my second for the Sci-Fi Month. As you've probably already gathered this isn't going to be my book review of Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go as I'm now enjoying its sequel The Ask and the Answer so much that I just can't bear to drag myself away from it for too long :D But at the same time I didn't want to leave any of my readers with nothing else to read from me today so what I thought I could do instead would be to just make a super quick list post of the various Sci-Fi films and TV shows that I want to watch at some point. So without any further ado and in no real particular order...

The Top 5 Sci-Fi Films That I Want to Watch are:

1. Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX and Rogue One

2. The Circle
An upcoming dystopian film (based on a book by Dave Eggers) with a cast that includes Emma Watson, John Boyega, Karen Gillan and Tom Hanks!

3. Pacific Rim
I wasn't terribly interested in this film when it came out (I can't even remember why) but the good things that I've heard about it ever since and all of the excitement that I've seen over its sequel have now definitely got me interested :)

4. Arrival
Amy Adams is in two films that are out later this month and there's a huge amount of Oscar buzz about both of them. One of those films is Nocturnal Animals which looks like a dark psychological thriller and the other is this Sci-Fi thriller called Arrival. November is going to be a bit of a busy month for me but I'm hoping that I'll be able to squeeze in both!

5. Wonder Woman
Okay... here's the thing. I don't consider myself a DC fan (I haven't liked any of their films since The Dark Knight Trilogy ended) and I've come to the realisation that I'm not even a Marvel fan (which is like the ultimate sin in nerd circles). And yet I'm actually getting quite excited about this film! Its latest trailer looks super fun, it has a female superhero as its lead (Yes!), and I really like the WWI setting!

And now for the Top 5 Sci-Fi Shows That I Want to Watch...

1. Fringe
As you may have gathered from my introduction post to the Sci-Fi Month I'm a huge J.J. Abrams fan (loved The Force Awakens, Super 8 and his Star Trek films!) and I really want to finish this particular TV show that he helped to produce. I've actually already seen the first couple of episodes of this show on Netflix and I really enjoyed them but as I happened to be going through another TV show then I figured that it would probably be best if I went back to it at another time. Unfortunately I lack the multi-tasking skills to binge-watch more than one show at once!

2. Outlander
A time-travel show that's supposed to be deeply gripping and romantic and is based on a hugely popular book series by the author Diana Gabaldon. Although I do really want to read the book series as well I can see myself watching this TV adaptation first as there quite a lot of books in the series and they're all super long. 

3. Orphan Black
A Canadian show made by BBC America about multiple clones, this is yet another TV show that I've seen a couple of episodes of on Netflix and really enjoyed but just didn't have the time back then to watch the show in full.

4. The X Files
A hit '90s show that's become rather iconic! Although I've heard that its seasons are rather variable in terms of quality, I still really want to watch this show. Partly because Mulder and Scully's characters were featured in one of my all-time favourite episodes of The Simpsons ("The Springfield Files") and partly because I loved the film Midnight Special which came out earlier this year (go see it if you haven't already as it's awesome!) and I know a lot of people felt that that film had a similar "conspiracy thriller" vibe to this show.

5. Stranger Things (Season Two)
I really wasn't too sure which show to put down for my fifth choice so I've just gone with the second season of Stranger Things. I finally got round to watching its first season a couple of weeks ago and oh my word it was every bit as amazing as I'd heard!

So that's it from me for today. I'm now planning to write about the Sci-Fi books that I want to read in a separate post and I'm still fully committed to the planned book reviews that I mentioned in my introduction post. I hope you enjoyed this list. So what about you? Do you want to watch any of these yourself or are you a fan of these already? :)

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

My Introduction to the Sci-Fi Month (2016)

Hello everyone! I know that I've been neglecting this blog as of late - and I am genuinely really sorry about that! - but I'll be making up for that a bit as I'll be taking part in the Sci-Fi Month this November :) To any regular readers who might not know what this is, it's basically a month long blog event to celebrate all things science fiction. The event's been around since 2013 and is co-hosted by Rinn from RinnReads and Lisa from Over the Effing Rainbow. Taking part in this event was one of my major reading aims for 2016 and I've been really looking forward to it!

About Me
So... my name is Hannah, I'm 28 years old and I'm from the city of Birmingham in the UK. I've lived here for all of my life apart from when I spent three years in Manchester where I was completing my degree in English Literature and Linguistics. I've also been an avid reader for pretty much all of my life and I mainly talk about books on this site as I am always happy to talk about the books that I love and to recommend them to people :) I write book reviews of my own on here and I also occasionally take part in the Top Ten Tuesday event (hosted by the Broke and the Bookish) and the Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts event (hosted by Christine over at the Bookishly Boisterous). My favourite genre to read is probably fantasy but I do try to keep the genres that I read relatively varied. When it comes to the science fiction genre I'm really more of a sci-fi viewer than I am a reader but I have been making more of an effort in reading sci-fi books over the past couple of years. And apart from reading, my other main interests in life include travel (I'm actually going away to New York during the middle of this month!), baking, the theatre, and watching great films and TV.

What I Love About Sci-Fi
Science-fiction is a wonderful genre! For me the very best sci-fi tales have an epic scope and are exciting and emotional character-focused stories with fascinating and imaginative ideas and worlds :) I'm really not into the hard sci-fi spectrum of the genre where there's a very heavy emphasis on all of the mechanics and scientific accuracy but I love the space opera, time travel, dystopian, sci-fi mystery, and comic sci-fi subgenres.
(c) National Geographic

My Introduction to Sci-Fi *gushing alert!*
I've been a Sci-Fi fan for 15 years now - ever since my Dad bought me a VHS boxset (hey, remember those?!) of the original Star Wars trilogy when I was 12 years old. I then sat down and saw Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time and was completely spellbound by it. ANH wasn't actually my first Star Wars film as I'd already been exposed to The Phantom Menace about a year or two before but that film had done absolutely nothing for me. After seeing ANH I then went on to watch The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi over the next couple of days and I became, well, obsessed :D Along with the Harry Potter series, Star Wars was a major part of my adolescence and is hugely precious to me. I'm still not a fan of any of the prequels and, to be honest, I have very little patience with the argument that the prequels have all of the same virtues and flaws as the other Star Wars films and that anyone who doesn't like them is merely blinded by nostalgia. It's not that I have a problem with people liking the prequels(!) but since I'm still fairly young and my first Star Wars film was actually The Phantom Menace that argument can hardly be true in my case and I find it really quite insulting. But as for the other four Star Wars films? I adore them. I love that the films aren't at all hard sci-fi and are very much sci-fi fairy tales. I love that they're full of adventure and excitement. I love their wonderful characters. I love how funny the films are and I find them very emotional and powerful. I love the romance. I love John Williams' stunning music for the films. I love the films' aesthetic. I love how ripe with mythological roots and symbolism the films are and their mystical/spiritual elements. I love the famous twist ending in ESB which is arguably the greatest movie twist of all time. And I love that the films all have themes that fascinate me and are close to my heart: compassion, family, friendship, hope, redemption, rebellion, faith, fate, courage, love...

It's obviously a hugely exciting time to be a Star Wars fan right now and I'm extremely excited for what's in store. I'm so happy that these stories that were so important to me in my past are continuing to be a huge part of my present and future :')

My Favourite Sci-Fi Stories are...: 

Books: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher and The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Films: Star Wars, Super 8, The Prestige, Inception, Midnight Special, The Matrix, Edge of Tomorrow, Minority Report, The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, Galaxy Quest, the Star Trek reboot films and Danny Boyle's Frankenstein (a filmed stage production).

TV Shows: Doctor Who, Firefly, Futurama and Stranger Things.

My Plans for the Sci-Fi Month:

Reading and reviewing Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness - This is a YA dystopian series made up of three novels and three short stories. I've already read the first novel (The Knife of Never Letting Go) in this series and my review of it should hopefully go up by the end of this week. There were two reasons why I chose to read this series for the SF month: 1) because I read Ness's fantasy novel A Monster Calls earlier in the year and I was absolutely floored by it, and 2) because these books are getting made into films that will star Daisy Ridley (who I ❤ ) and will be directed by Doug Liman, the director of Edge of Tomorrow (such an underrated Sci-Fi film!)

Reading and reviewing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Another dystopian story but a standalone novel for adults this time. This book only entered my radar when I found out from an article that Steven Spielberg was about to direct a film adaptation of it and that the film would star Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn. That and the fact that the book was described as being like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets The Matrix" immediately piqued my interest! Oh, and since then the film has actually been shot in my hometown! They filmed portions of the film in Digbeth and the Jewellery Quarter (which are old industrial areas) not too long ago.

Possible Further Reading: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (a time travel novel), Legion by Brandon Sanderson (a Sci-Fi mystery novella), and Bloodline by Claudia Gray (an official Star Wars tie-in novel) .

Some Questions that You May Want to Answer:
  • Are you taking part in this year's event? If so, is this your first time or have you been taking part for a while now?
  • Would you class yourself as a huge Sci-Fi fan in general or are there only a few stories from the genre that you love?
  • Do you like any of my favourite Sci-Fi books/films/tv shows as well? What are your personal favourite Sci-Fi stories? Please feel free to recommend me any Sci-Fi stories that you think I might like based on my favourites by the way as I'd really appreciate it!