I haven’t been a big movie watcher lately proven by the fact that I’ve watched a whopping total of 8 movies this year (which is nothing compared to previous years when I used to easily watch 50+ movies in a year). Still, I’m always excited for sci-fi movies and here’s a whole list of them.
This week’s top ten Tuesday topic is essentially about books that have been recently added to the TBR list and well, seeing as how I’ve added books up to 2020 to my TBR, this spin on it totally works. Also, because it’s sci-fi month. I tried to pick more underrated books/authors and looking over the list, I guess I partly succeeded? The excitement’s very real at least.
Another year, another sci-fi month hosted by Rinn. This is my fourth year of participating in the event and I’m a day late with the introductory post but hey, at least it’s here. I remember I couldn’t participate to the extent that I wanted to last year so this year, I’m definitely making up for the slack.
Science fiction is important simply because it makes us question society much more than any other genre. It not only explores science in all its glory and ugliness, but also compels the reader to think about something in a new way. It appeals to the sense of wonder. It asks insightful questions and poses implications of societal practices in a complex setting that is akin to our present world and so allows us to see ourselves objectively.
Science fiction matters because even in the most screwed up of all screwed up science fiction worlds, it all boils down to human emotion.
It is a vast genre with dozens of sub-genres and themes which when combined with other genres is pretty much a self-supporting entity. There are no limits as to what a single science fiction story can constitute to as long as there’s a willingness to suspend belief on the reader’s behalf.
YA science fiction isn’t as all-encompassing as adult science fiction but hey, it’s getting there which is amazing because what we’ll always need more of is science fiction (and just for the hell of it, fantasy). No other genre is going to help us in case of a zombie apocalypse, anyway.
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As in the past, I don’t have super ambitious goals in regards to blogging because of how I am as a person.
Sci-Fi on the Screen
I have no idea what sci-fi movies I’ll be watching but I do want to rewatch Inception because I only ever watched it once in a cinema.
Sci-Fi on the Page
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid – Crini recommended it to me a while ago and I only just bought it yesterday since it’s a Kindle deal.
Lock In by John Scalzi – I started this only yesterday and it’s such a classy combination of murder mystery and androids. Really enjoying it!
Planetfall by Emma Newman – I have no idea what’s this book is about except that colonization is involved. When it comes to books, I sometimes love going in blind.
Sci-Fi on the Blog
I’ve been an unmotivated blogger for most of 2015 but, I do have some ideas that I want to write posts about. To list a few: