Sci-Fi Month: November 2015

Sci Fi Month 2015

| Welcome to Sci-Fi Month – November 2015 |

Welcome to Sci-Fi Month here at Books by Proxy, hosted by Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow! Yes the month is already under way but I’m bending space and time to bring a whole host of fabulously futuristic science fiction goodness before November draws to a close! Expect lists and reviews aplenty as I plunder my shelves for books, movies and games of apocalyptic proportions – I only wish I’d hopped on board sooner!


| Sci-Fi Month Reads |

Only a few to get started with but if I I have time this list is likely to expand!

SciFi Month Reads

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham | Permutation City by Greg Egan | Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow | Down Station by Simon Morden


| Sci-Fi Reviews to Get You Going |

Red Rising by Pierce Brown


Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson


Vicious by V.E. Schwab


Armada by Ernest Cline


Inquisitor by Mitchell Hogan


| Soundtracks to Science Fiction |

Taken from the Bookish Beats feature here at Books by Proxy

Inception by Hans Zimmer



Elysium by Ryan Amon



The Inevitable End by Röyksopp



The Machine by Tom Raybould


Have you got anything exciting planned for Sci-Fi Month? If you want to join in, hop on over to Rinn Reads or Over the Effing Rainbow and add yourself to the list!

The Month Ahead: November 2015

The Month Ahead - novIn The Month Ahead, I will be rounding up the books I am currently reading, the ones I will start this month, and the ones I intend getting my mitts on… if I haven’t already! I will also be sharing any news about features or posts on Books by Proxy, and anything in the book world that has me all excited!

| Currently Reading |

Oh no! Two of the above books were on October’s Month Ahead post! How very, very shameful. Poor Emma is such a small book that I lost her in a coat pocket! But after a daring rescue she’ll soon be on the read pile (unlike The Daylight War! Oops!). The end of October and the start of November have seriously reduced my reading time (yet it didn’t stop me picking up Broken Homes before I’d finished the other three) and I didn’t even finish NOS4R2 in time for Halloween! For shame indeed. Will definitely make a concerted effort to not start any more books before finishing these four!

In other news, a while back I put my name down for Sci-Fi Month, hosted by Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow, and still haven’t hopped on-board that ship! So once I’ve worked on some posts and rifled through my science fiction collection, expect some sci-fi goodness this November.

| Book Haul |

Oh Gollancz Book Festival, you broke me! Look at all these bad boys. With the exception of The Relic Guild by Edward Cox; Simon Morden’s Down Station (which I received through Netgalley), and A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (which I won), all these books were acquired there. And Simon Morden was actually at said festival so if I hadn’t already had one waiting at home I probably would have ended up with one then and there. So my book festival acquisitions are: Richard Morgan’s The Steel Remains, Aliette de Bodard’s House of Shattered Wings, Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self, Ben Aaronovitch’s Broken Homes, A.J. Dalton’s Empire of the Saviours, Sarah Pinborough’s The Death House and Al Robertson’s Crashing Heaven. Phew.. just a few books to be getting on with.


| November Goals |

To finish all the (poor neglected) novels I’m currently reading

Status: 0 of 4 Complete


To hop onto sci-fi month over at Rinn Reads


Have you picked up any great books lately or read any of those mentioned above? What are your goals for the month ahead? 

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