Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Not Just For Stormtroopers: Sci-Fi Group Read #1

Thanks to everyone who has signed up for my 2012 Sci-Fi challenge. As promised there will be a group read each month for those that want to join in. The first book is one I've been wanting to read for some time, the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, Zoo City by Lauren Beukes.


The book is a bit cross-genre, some say it's fantasy but as it's won a major science fiction prize I think it counts for my challenge! If you'd like the gorgeous Joey HiFi cover, you'll need to get the UK Angry Robot edition but it should be widely available in both paperback and ebook formats.

If anyone has any good ideas for where/how to discuss the book at the end of January, let me know. I'll be reading the book early so if you have a burning desire to discuss it with anyone, you can count on me!

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Buy paperback from The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery)

This is entirely voluntary so feel free to read your own choice of sci-fi book if you'd rather. A link-up will be posted on 1st January for you to add your reviews/thoughts and earn entries into the giveaway.

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7 comments:

  1. I was going to pick a John Wyndham that has been collecting dust on my shelf. I've been wanting to read this one too though so may postpone it.

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  2. Which one is it Karen? I am wanting to pick a John Wyndham for one of the group reads as Day of the Triffids is one of my all time favourite books.

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  3. The Kraken Wakes. I don't mind re-reading his books though as I love them so much. So don't feel you have to pick that one. Midwitch Cuckoos and Chrysalids are also fantastic.

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  4. Fun! I downloaded the audiobook version, looking forward to "reading" it in January!

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  5. I totally would but too much to read this month and can't see it on the library site *shakes fist* Otherland next month? Just ordered it last night and it sounds amazing! :) *bounce bounce* Cyberpunk <3

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  6. OMG Otherland is nearly 1000 pages! I don't want to scare people off...or maybe I've got the wrong one? I was thinking a nice, slim volume of classic sci-fi next, either Wyndham or Dick. Have to ease people into these things gently.

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  7. I finished Zoo City last week and really enjoyed it. It had been sitting on my TBR pile for a while. The most interesting thing about the book was that people who had animal familiars were at the bottom of the pecking order in the society especially considering that the action is taking place in South Africa (with its history apartheid). Quite thought provoking.

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