Something I definitely want to do more of in 2023 is book tags, book challenges, and fun bookish things.
Today I learned that in America, January 2nd is apparently National Science Fiction Day. Ironically I learned that from a non-american. In honor of this, and the fact that it’s Asimov’s birthday, Alex over at At Boundary’s Edge created an Asimov themed book tag and there is the link to it. He didn’t specify rules so just, you know, pick a Sci-fi thing that fits the prompts and link back to him if you decide to do the tag 🤣
The Alternate Asimovs:
A book you’d like to change the ending of…
For me it’s To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Paolini. I did not wade though that brick of a ridiculously long book for that stupid ass ending 🤣
Earth is Room Enough
A book set entirely on Earth…
One that gets thrown around a lot but I am a big fan of: Brave New World by Huxley
The End of Eternity
The longest series you have finished
I haven’t really finished any super long sci-fi series… Ack .. help… Um… trilogies are probably the longest. I’ll say The Song of Kamaria by TA Bruno since it is the most recent one I read in full. I like sci-fi standalones apparently
The first book you’re reading/have read/plan to read this year
An SPSFC read that I’m not entirely sure is sci-fi, but I can vaguely accept it as steampunk in which robots exist in some way – The Diamond Device by MH Thaung
A book written by an author who did not create the setting for the book
I’m going with The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis – I don’t follow Star Wars, I’ve never made it through one of the movies in full, I don’t read it, but I’ll support anything she does. I was able to read it as a total standalone and it was cute and fun
The Gods Themselves
A book that features religion
Gene Wolf is the only one coming to mind, really strongly, with The Book of the New Sun… man there’s one I should re read as an adult
Your favourite artificial intelligence in a book..
AM I NOT MERCIFUL?
A book you found difficult to finish…
Ummm …. Going to make some enemies here but any of the early Star Trek lit-verse was hard to finish. The first few books didn’t even know the character dynamics yet so they are a mix of a true achievement, and kind of just … bad. Really, did anyone read Ghost Ship, Peacekeepers, or Children of Hamlin with rapt attention? No, I didn’t think so 😅 they kind of started smoothing out after that though if I remember correctly
Pebble in the Sky
A fictional planet you’d like to visit
Fishbowl from Jack McDevitt’s Alex Benedict series. If nothing else you won’t be bored
A book set on more than one planet
The Guardian League series by Steven J. Morris! More planets the further along you go but you see quite a few different worlds by the end.
There you have it! Hopefully more than three people will do this for him 🤣 just remember to link back to the creator and have fun!