Tag: sci-fi

#ThursdayAesthetic (3): Home

#ThursdayAesthetic (3): Home

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:  Home What’s home to your MC? Is it a place? A person? An idea? I actually did the perfect aesthetic for this last week when the theme was dreams, as Nova’s dream is to find somewhere that she belongs. She doesn’t really have any place she can call home […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Dreams What does your MC want most? What’s driving them forward? Nova is working on board a spaceship with a team of scientists who are searching the galaxy for an Earth 2.0, a new home for humanity. She dreams of being one of the first to discover a beacon […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

After following the hashtag #ThursdayAesthetic on Twitter for a while, I’ve finally decided to take part. So today I’m sharing an aesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. I still haven’t decided on a real title. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Setting Crossover starts on a spaceship, but the main setting is the planet Aura, located in an alternate universe. Aura […]


“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

  I saw this simple four-word prompt a while ago on Creative Talents Unleashed and wanted to have a go at turning it into a short story. As it’s National Writing Day, what better time to exercise my writing muscle? I typed this on my lunch break today and haven’t had much time to polish it, so please be kind!   No People, No War “No people, no war,” he says simply, lunging for the activator. I catch his wrist just as he grabs it and squeeze it hard, causing the device to fly out of his hand and clatter […]


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Posted 27th June 2018 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , ,

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure.   About the Book Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Arrow Books Release date: April 2012 Genre: Sci-fi No.pages: 374     It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.  Like most of humanity, Wade Watts […]


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Posted 10th June 2018 in: Book Reviews. Tagged: , ,

Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Last year I read the YA science fiction novel Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris (review here) and today I’m revealing the cover of the sequel, Rival, coming out in July 2018.   About the Book  It’s a role she didn’t want… One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for […]


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Posted 1st June 2018 in: Cover Reveals. Tagged: , ,

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Bingo 2018 #SFvsFBingo

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Bingo 2018 #SFvsFBingo

  This reading challenge is hosted by Curiosity Killed the Bookworm. You can choose to do a line, try to do as much as possible in your preferred genre, attack it randomly or go for the full house. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative and magical realism genres all count. The sign-up link is here and you can enter to win a SFF book of your choice. You can also link up your reviews here. Below are some of the books that are might read for this challenge, but I haven’t thought of all of them yet, so there are some gaps. […]


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Posted 6th January 2018 in: BOOKS, Reading Challenges. Tagged: ,

Blog Tour: Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris with review and giveaway!

Blog Tour: Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris with review and giveaway!

Hope you’re all having a relaxing Saturday. To kick off this weekend, I’m taking part in the blog tour for Fate of the Stars, a YA science fiction novel by Arwen Paris which was released on September 1st. Keep reading to see the synopsis, read my review and enter the giveaway for the chance to win an Apple iPad mini 4! About the Book When the fate of the world rests upon you… Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. […]