SCI-FI MONTH!! *throws confetti*I don't know how well people know me, but I freaking LOVE sci-fi. So when I found out about this event I was pretty damn excited. For those who haven't heard about the event, basically, it's an event hosted by Rinn Reads celebrating all things sci-fi: books, movies, TV shows etc. etc. So, as part of the introductory post, Rinn would like us to answer a couple of questions. Without further ado, here they are!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Aussie. Book blogger. Nerdfighter. Manga/anime lover. Dessert muncher. The longer version is in the About tab up top.
2. How long have you been a fan of sci-fi?
I don't really know, to be quite honest. I've just liked sci-fi for as long as I can remember. To be honest, I've liked most genres for as long as I can remember. I like to read widely :)
3. Why do you like sci-fi and what is your favourite thing about it?
I feel like most people will say some variation of what I'm going to say and that's just that I really like the idea of reading something that could potentially come true. It's like, back in the day, Jules Verne wrote about submarines and what not and that actually came into fruition. And people who write books these days may imagine things that actually happen.
I have two favourite things about sci-fi, depending on the type of sci-fi it is. In some cases, I love how realistic the books are, how easily you could imagine them to truly happen. For example, Parasite by Mira Grant. I could almost see that actually happening. And for some books, I love the world building. I like reading about how authors envision the future (no matter whether I think it's realistic or not). An example of this type of book would be the Earth Girl series by Janet Edwards.
4. Favourite books/TV shows/movies in the genre
Okay, let's tackle the hard part of this question first. I don't actually watch much TV, so I don't know if I really have a favourite sci-fi TV show (I'm sorry, I don't watch Doctor Who. Please put down that knife.) However, I do recall watching this one mini-series named The Andromeda Strain which was pretty awesome.
Erm, movies. Does Inception count as a sci-fi movie?
Now onto my specialties! First: anime. I absolutely love Steins;Gate. It's just so clever how all the little elements from the first episode intertwine to finally show you the full picture. SO EPIC.
And Psycho-Pass. Basically in this anime, they've developed a technology that allows you to read how likely it is that someone will be a criminal (this is referred to as their "crime coefficient"). If you really don't like gore, though, maybe not watch this one. A person literally explodes in the first episode. Blood everywhere lol.
Also, Gintama is hands down the most hilarious anime I have ever seen.
And I won't list my favourite books, because it should be obvious from the posts I have planned for Sci-Fi Month.
5. What do you have planned for Sci-Fi Month?
I have some pretty exciting stuff planned. First off: I have asked four authors for interviews, and all of them were epically awesome and agreed! So here's what I have planned in regards to that:
2nd: Interview with S.J. Kincaid, author of the Insignia series + Giveaway
9th: Interview with Janet Edwards, author of the Earth Girl series + Giveaway
16th: Interview with Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles + Giveaway
23rd: Interivew with Dan Wells, author of the Partials Sequence
Basically I have an interview on every Saturday of November (except the 30th). And the giveaway prizes are ones you definitely don't want to miss out on. I kind of want them for myself to be honest haha. Some of the goodies may or may not be signed...(by which I mean they're definitely signed. Some are even personalised...)
Also on the 20th, I have another post: Recommended sci-fi reads for people who don't normally read sci-fi. And that's all I have planned! If you want to take a look at the whole schedule, which includes posts from fifty bloggers check out this link.
Exciting, isn't it? :D