I’ve been inspired by Rinn’s recently self-imposed challenge to read her Sci-Fi eARCs before Sci-Fi November begins. This is super clever, and since I’ve signed up to participate again this year, I would like to actually be a good participant. Plus, I will be doing NaNoWriMo yet again too, and that means I need to get a head’s start on content for the month because I’ll be busy scribbling storied nonsense.
Here’s what I’m planing to read before November (I just have to finish The Mime Order first!):
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
This was a gift from Ashley as part of our Beer & Book Exchange (kick-off post soon to come!) I love Sci-Fi stories that involve memories and memory control. It is a component of my favorite current work in progress, and I need a dose of inspiration so I’m ready to read! *Rubs hands together*
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (Translation by Ken Liu)
This is a a wildly popular book in China, and I’m glad I was able to snag a signed copy at BEA. I had not heard of it before, but was pretty much sold on the fact that is a cultural phenomenon in China. I’m so interested to find out why.
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
This was another book I snagged at BEA. Apocalyptic- and dystopian-sounding, The Water Knife has me intrigued, and also very thirsty. Its synopsis makes it sound like one of the Millenium series books, with a “hardened journalist” and “bodies pilling up, bullets flying,” but I am willing to try a thriller once in a while.
From A Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
This is an eARC I haven’t managed to get to yet. The story is small-town & suprisealiens! so I am looking forward to reading this on a laid-back weekend. Love story! Aliens! Agents! Farms!
Return of the Ascendant by Raine Thomas
This has a fantasy-esque description: the chosen one has to trust her supernatural bodyguard and face her destiny. I mentioned this on a Top Ten Tuesday list once (yea, I never got to this eARC either!), and it sounds like Jupiter Ascending. But with Plot? :P
The Martian by Andy Weir
Who isn’t trying to read this before the movie comes out? [Answer: all the people who were cool enough to appreciate it before they heard there was a movie.] I have to hurry because it releases Oct. 2 and I really do want to catch it in theaters.
Have you read any of the above? Which would you start first? Are you going to sign up for Sci-Fi November?