Sci-Fi Month is a month-long celebration of all things sci-fi hosted by Rinn of Rinn Reads! If you’re a fan of sci-fi (or are interested in finding out more about sci-fi!), be sure to check out what other participants are posting all November long!
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ci-fi—the final frontier. These are the voyages of the book blog Celestial Carousel. Its unending mission: to explore strange new blogs, to seek out new books and new t.v. series, to boldly fangirl where no fangirl has gone before.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
To new readers who have found Celestial Carousel through Sci-Fi Month—hello, and welcome to Celestial Carousel! My name’s Sam, and I’m the captain of this ship. I’m twenty-three, I live in the southern US, and as should be quite obvious at this point, I love to read. When I’m not reading, I’m writing, playing video games, watching tv with my dad, spending time with my niece and nephews, or spending copious amounts of time on the internet.
How long have you been a fan of sci-fi?
Some of my earliest memories include curling up on the living room couch to watch Star Trek reruns with my dad. It was my first sci-fi love, and while it’s probably my strongest sci-fi love, it certainly isn’t the only one.
Why do you like sci-fi and what is your favorite thing about it?
Sci-fi is effortlessly cool, with its warp speed and cool gadgets and mad men with boxes, but for me… sci-fi is about hope. It’s about facing strange, foreign, sometimes genuinely alien elements and persevering without losing what makes us inherently human. It’s about love and friendship and the human condition and I just love it.
What are your favorite books/games/movies/TV shows in the genre?
Here’s the odd thing: I don’t have any favorite sci-fi books. My favorite type of sci-fi books is usually ones that involve space travel, though, because let’s be real–Star Trek + me = OTP. I really enjoyed Across the Universe by Beth Revis and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (though that’s unusual in that it probably counts as both sci-fi and fantasy), but I don’t think I’ve read a sci-fi book yet that I could consider a favorite. Consider this an open invitation–please, by all means, recommend your favorites in the comments below!
I’m pretty sure you’ve been able to deduce that I’m kind of a fan of Star Trek. My favorites of the series, though, are probably The Original Series and Enterprise. Fringe? Don’t get me started on Fringe. I could write sonnets and 80’s hair band love ballads for Fringe. I discovered Firefly during a session of late-night Netflixing, as one is wont to do, and it was instant love. I’ve also got a soft spot for Warehouse 13, Chuck, and Doctor Who.
My favorite sci-fi movies (aside from–you guessed it–the Star Trek movies) are In Time and the Despicable Me movies. Shh. They count.
What are your plans for this month?
This month, you can expect to see a lot of sci-fi love from Celestial Carousel, such as:
- An Ode to Star Trek: or “Why I’m So Freakin’ Obsessed with This Show”
- Top 10 Sci-Fi Characters I’d Want on My Starship Crew
- A sci-fi book review or two (
or five), of course!