This month I'm going to be participating in Sci-Fi November, hosted by Rinn Reads and Oh, the Books! Check out @SciFiMonth on Twitter, or the official hashtag #RRSciFiMonth if you'd like to keep updated!
You can still join in - check out the information hub!
All of the participants are encouraged to introduce themselves, so here goes!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I'm Jess, a 23 year old from the UK. I recently graduated with an MA in Creative Writing, and in January I'll be starting my very first graduate job as a Game Writer! In the future I'm hoping to pursue a PhD in Creative Writing so that I can tutor and lecture other writing students, but first I need to find the money for a PhD...
I suppose the most important thing to know about me for Sci-Fi Month is that I am a science fiction newbie! Unfortunately for years I was very intimidated by the genre; I managed to convince myself that if I didn't know every bit of trivia about a show or a book or a film before I told someone I liked it then I'd be quizzed on all those details and branded 'not a real fan'. I wish I could say there are no people like that, but sadly there are people like that in every fandom going. It's only really this year that I began to embrace science fiction and wanted to explore it more, so I figured signing up to join in Sci-Fi Month could only lead on to something great!
I'm still not entirely comfortable with the genre; space kind of freaks me out so whenever it comes to books set in space I have to build myself up to them (I know. Pathetic, right?) but what I'd never really realised is that I've been a fan of science fiction for years! I loved the Terminator films and Futurama while I was growing up (and still love them now!) and I'm interested in many sub-genres such as time travel and dystopia.
So Sci-Fi Month for me is about broadening my horizons and reading (and watching) outside my comfort zone!
Have you been to any sci-fi related events over the past year?
Yes! In July I went to MCM Manchester Comic Con, where I saw a lot of great cosplayers, bought some brilliant jewellery, and watched a Game of Thrones panel, and this weekend I'm off to Cardiff Film and Comic Con where I'm hoping to meet Jason Momoa!
What do you have planned for Sci-Fi Month?
I'm going to be posting a few recommendations, sharing some of my favourite characters and authors from science fiction, and I'll be posting the science fiction installment of my Classics & Contemporaries series! I may even post the odd review, but I haven't quite decided yet.
I'm really excited about this month, so
Let Sci-Fi November begin!