Monday, 22 April 2013

S is for Science Fiction

LOVE science fiction. I have grown up with it being a part of my daily life. My mum, you see, is a 'trekkie' i.e. she is a big fan of Star Trek in all its various forms. She also watched a lot of the other Sci-Fi programs of the 90's and 00's such as Battlestar Galactica and Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis etc, etc, etc.

I'm also an avid listener of BBC radio 4/4extra which is where all the BBC drama radio shows are broadcast and there are a lot shows on there (okay, mostly repeats from the 80's and 90's but that stuff is still gold) My absolute favourite was Earthsearch by James Follett. It had a sequel and a spin off called Mindwarp and I have them all on CD for my continued listening pleasure.

For being such a lover of sci-fi, I haven't really dabbled much in the 'classics' of the scifi genre, like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 2001: A space odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. It's one of my biggest regret, one that I hope to remedy, but I'm loving the Sci-Fi that's coming out at the moment, especially Beth Revis' Across the Universe series!

As for writing. I would love to attempt a Sci-Fi story, but I think I need to hone my world building skills on something closer to home before I can attempt that!, a website devoted to all things worth talking about in entertainment have a book section, and an accompanying podcast 'Book Hype' said that Sci-Fi was one of the big trends to watch for in YA for 2013-2014 and I can't wait to see what gems it throws up!

Does Sci-Fi entrance you, or would you rather read about something a bit less fantastical?

Sarah x


  1. Stopping by for AtoZ. I love Sci- Fi as well. You're really missing out on Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. That one is hilarious.

  2. I do like sci fi a lot. I don't read much, however. Once I find an author I like, I stick with it, but I hadn't dabbled into reading sci fi in a while. I did love some of Octavia Butler's books, especially Wild Seed and Clays Arc. Sci fi movies, I love - TV shows, some. I'm more into character-driven plots, so it depends on the show. Writer’s Mark

  3. I love Sci-Fi! I read more Fantasy... but I love a good sci-fi or space opera. My favorites are anything by Timothy Zahn, and the Ender's Game series, and Hitchhiker's Guide (seriously, if you want laugh out loud funny, I recommend giving it a whirl)

    Happy A-Zing!


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