What books count as sci-fi?
There’s more to science fiction than aliens and spaceships. The dictionary definition is: fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component. So that includes dystopias, zombie viruses, genetic engineering gone awry, time travel, steampunk, extreme weather, space exploration and, of course, aliens.
Not a book blogger?
That’s OK. As long as you are willing to write some words about the book on a publicly accessible site (eg. Goodreads, personal blog) you can join in. If you’re not sure where you’ll be posting you can sign up with a social network account.
Yes, each book you read will get you an entry into some great giveaways throughout the year.
Don’t know where to start?
I’ll be choosing a featured book each month as an optional readalong. If you’d like to treat it as a book group, we can arrange discussions too.
Another year of science fiction is upon us. I’m trying some more of J’s recommendations. We’ll see how it goes.
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer (2008)