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Sci-Fi Month 2020 - Sunday Funday: Week 4 Update & Giveaway (US Only)


Happy Sunday Funday and welcome to my fourth and final weekly update for Sci-Fi Month 2020!  Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Lisa @ Dear Geek Place and Imyril @ One More. (Image credit: Photo by Tithi Luadthong on 123RF.com with a quote from Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam).  This is the final full week and I've just managed to complete my entire tbr and my watchlist (or at least the first seasons of the tv series I was planning on watching).  Keep reading to see what I've gotten up to since my first update, second updatethird update and for a giveaway (US only) to celebrate the month:

My Sci-Fi Month Posts This Week:




Music Monday: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (which will be posted on Monday, November 30th at 12AM - like I said this is my final update so I thought I'd include this here as well)

What I Watched This Week:


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3% took a few episodes to really grow on me, but it had totally sucked me in by about the fourth or fifth episode.  Aside from Divergent and The Hunger Games, you can really start to see the influences of the classic Lord of the Flies.  I mean, it really starts to lean into that mode and it really worked for me.  The world-building and sci-fi elements are good, but the characters are really the core of the show.  So far my favorites are Joana, Fernado, and Rafael.  I can't wait to see where season two goes and luckily I don't have to wait!



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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is so charming. It lacks a good deal of what I look for in time travel movies but somehow it still manages to really work. The characters of Matoko, Chiaki, and Kousuke make it succeed. Also, it seemed pretty familiar at certain points like I'd seen it years and years ago.

My review is also on Letterboxd.



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Upload was such a pleasant surprise and I honestly loved every second of it.  If you haven't watched this original series on Amazon Prime Video yet, I can't recommend it enough.  It's incredibly creative, fun, funny, and it has some good emotional beats as well.  I became very invested in the characters.  Robbie Amell is great as Nathan, but in my opinion the real MVP of the series is Owen Daniels as the A.I. Guy.  I'm so glad it's been renewed for a second season and I hope it will be released soon!  I need to know what happens.

What I Finished Reading This Week:

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I don't know why I put off Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie for so long. I need to read the sequel stat!  Harder sci-fi isn't usually my thing, but this really worked for me.  This had just about everything I could have wanted though.  It definitely lives up to the hype.

My review is also on Goodreads.



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Even though I wasn't a fan of the first book in this series, I still wanted to try Agency (Jackpot #2) by William Gibson.  The description sounded really intriguing and I really wanted to like it as well.  Unfortunately, I didn't really end up liking this one either and for essentially the same reasons as The Peripheral.

My review is also on Goodreads.



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Total Recall by Piers Anthony is the novelization of the classic sci-fi movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  It's a good read and it was a bit different than I was expecting.  It's almost like the author was working with an earlier version of the script.  Either way, I think I'm going to have to rewatch the movie because it's been way too long.

My review is also on Goodreads.



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Woken Furies (Takeshi Kovacs #3) by Richard K. Morgan is good series conclusion but honestly I think it could have been combined with book two for a better reading experience overall. As it is, it doesn't need to be quite so long or have quite so many unnecessary characters. Overall though it was good to see Takeshi Kovacs back home.

My review is also on Goodreads.


And now for the main event - the Giveaway (US only, sorry):

One lucky winner will win their choice of one of my favorite 5 star sci-fi reads of 2020 from this list!  This giveaway will last until Midnight (ET) on Saturday, December 6th, 2020.  I will alert the winner via email and they will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to select another winner.  Good luck!


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Have you been participating in Sci-Fi Month 2020?  Have you read any of these books or watched any of these show or movies?  As always, thanks for visiting and perhaps even commenting down below!

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  1. I've been really curious about Upload. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I'll definitely add it to my watchlist. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it, Ashley! :)

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