How I Met the Genre | The Science Fiction Edition

how i met the genre

We all find our own unique paths into the genres that we love and wind up there for many different reasons. We could have discovered a favourite genre when staying up late one night and found ourselves absorbed in a strange film that we just couldn’t stop watching. Maybe we came to a genre through a relative, mentor, or friend who recommended a book that we just *had* to read. Sometimes the genres we come to love are ones that we disliked so much as children and teenagers because we were forced to read books, watch films, and act out plays that we found boring at the time but grew to love later on in life.

In this series, I want to share with you my journey into my favourite genres. As it’s Science Fiction & Fantasy week on Goodreads, I thought there would be no better way to kick off the series than with one of my all-time favourite genres – Science Fiction!

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May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You

*Triumphant Star Wars Theme Tune*

It’s the 4th of May today (if you hadn’t already noticed), so rather than do my new What’s on the Box feature I’m going to be sharing with you 4 of my favourite things about Star Wars! 

There are lots of people who couldn’t give a flying care about Star Wars, my mum included, which is fine – but Star Wars has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on the Original Trilogy with Luke, Leia, and Han Solo as a child and I’m 100% sure it started my lifelong love affair with Science Fiction as well as kickass female protagonists ❤ I wasn’t born when the first films came out but I have been to see every single film release at the cinema since, collected various books, played a lot of the video games and otherwise invested a lot of time into the SW universe. Here are some of my favourite things from SW over the past 26 years.

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Book Review: Leia – Princess of Alderaan | My Heart is Destroyed

Book Review: Leia – Princess of Alderaan | My Heart is Destroyed

TITLE: Leia: Princess of Alderaan
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Disney Lucasfilm Press
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: coming of age, learning political duties, friendships, family
REPRESENTATION:
female MC, aliens
CONTENT NOTICES:
n/a

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Book Review: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View | Fun backstories from 40 diverse perspectives

Book Review: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View | Fun backstories from 40 diverse perspectives

TITLE: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
AUTHOR: Various
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2017; Del Ray
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: Hardback

KEY INFO: Short story anthology, fun and interesting backstories, contributions from popular authors 
REPRESENTATION:
aliens, female MC’s, droids, m/m relationship, people of colour
CONTENT NOTICES:
death

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What I’m most excited about at E3 2017: EA Conference

Event reviewsWatching E3 every year has become somewhat of a tradition in our house since we first discovered it just a few years ago and I’m super excited to be able to live tweet my reactions and compile all these emotions into blogs this year. This years E3 is running from Saturday 10th June until Tuesday 13th June 2017, kicking off tonight with the EA conference. So, without further ado here are some of my highlights from the EA conference and what I’m most excited about.

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