SFAM | An introduction to Science Fiction Appreciation Month

It's April 1st (no jokes here!) and it's time to kick off Science Fiction Appreciation Month. So, what's it all about I hear you ask? Well, basically it's a month dedicated to what is good in science fiction - what books are out there that you should read, from new to old releases. I've got guest reviews lined up from fellow bloggers on sci-fi books they've read and enjoyed, guest posts from bloggers and authors on what they enjoy in sci-fi and also a few competitions in the pipeline.

But why run a month dedicated to it when my blog is primarily sci-fi orientated anyway? Well, my opinion is just that and I wanted to invite others to contribute and show everyone that there is indeed good quality sci-fi out there for all to enjoy.

To start things off I'll be posting my normal monthly release list tomorrow and then I'll be adding some reviews and guest posts to the mix. The first competition will be all go on Saturday, so stay tuned if you're interested in winning one of my favourite series of all time!

I hope you all find this as enjoyable as I intend and that you find one or two books here that you'll go and pick up :)

I'll also be doing a post with contributions from readers of the blog, just a paragraph on what you love about sci-fi. So far I've had a few contributions, but I'm hoping that more of you will take ten minutes to email in with your opinion. All emails to mark@walkerofworlds.com with the subject 'What I love about Sci-Fi'.

ediFanoB  – (1 April 2010 at 12:51)  

"Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?"
Kelvin Throop III

"The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it."
Frank Herbert, US science fiction novelist (1920 - 1986)

"If it bleeds, we can kill it."
- Predator

"This is space. It's sometimes called the final frontier. (Except that of course you can't have a *final* frontier, because there'd be nothing for it to be a frontier *to*, but as frontiers go, it's pretty penultimate...)"
- Terry Pratchett

Let's appreciate science fiction!

Book Chick City  – (1 April 2010 at 13:23)  

Yay! So looking forward to SFAM!!! Off to add button to my blog! :)

Brenda  – (1 April 2010 at 22:02)  

I'm really looking forward to this. I've read some science fiction, although I'm primarily a fantasy reader. But I'm always on the lookout for good science fiction.

FICTION STATE OF MIND  – (6 April 2010 at 07:20)  

really fun idea. I just downloaded a bunch of free sci-fi books to my I phone, hope to post some reviews later this month.

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