May 2016 – My Bookish Month in SFF.

In an effort to keep track of exactly what I’ve read and done (Anything geeky), I’m doing a monthly post summarising what I’ve read each month, as well as any events I’ve been to etc. This is my post for May! (Put together bit by bit over the course of the month, so I don’t spend hours on it at the end of the month!

May 2016 is weird month in the release schedule for various SF/F short fiction Ezines like Uncanny, Mothership Zeta, Lightspeed etc… Various issues that get published every month/2 months/3 months are aligning in May to all come out within a few days of each other – That’s great! A feast of short fiction and related content!

Warning: MAY(2016) contain spoilers!

Here goes.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Between Two Thorns By Emma Newman. (Week 4)

This read along of Between Two Thorns was organized by the SF/F Read Along group on Goodreads, and has been broken down into four, one week chunks, each week participants are asked some questions on what they think so far.

There WILL be spoilers beyond this point – and Squeeing, lots and lots of squeeing!

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My Geeky Day Out: May 2016, London.

So, I went to visit family in Northampton. Northampton is only 65 miles or so from London. That’s a lot closer than York. “We could do a DAY TRIP!” I said to my ever suffering fiancée Jenny. (In an attempt to sell her on the whole going to Northampton for nearly a week thing!)

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Book Launch: The Malice by Peter Newman.

I am absolutely knackered! The reason? I went gallivanting around London yesterday doing various geeky things (See, My Geeky Day Out!) , but the day culminated in attending the launch of The Malice by Peter Newman!

The Malice (The Vagrant, #2)

This post is about that book launch! Read on for gossip, geeking and photos of the event!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Between Two Thorns By Emma Newman. (Week 3)

This read along of Between Two Thorns was organized by the SF/F Read Along group on Goodreads, and has been broken down into four week chunks, each week participants are asked some questions on what they think so far.

There WILL be spoilers beyond this point – and Squeeing, lots and lots of squeeing!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Between Two Thorns, By Emma Newman. (Weeks 1 & 2)

This read along of Between Two Thorns was organized by the SF/F Read Along group on Goodreads, and has been broken down into four week chunks, each week participants are asked some questions on what they think so far.

There WILL be spoilers beyond this point – and Squeeing, lots and lots of squeeing! Continue reading

TV Show Cancellations: Then, Now and in the Future…

Traditional TV networks are declining, Online only services are ascending. In the modern connected world in that we live, where a TV show will have a global audience – I put it to you that TV networks are fast approaching a tipping point. By deciding the ultimate future fate of their established shows (Agent Carter, Person of Interest etc) based upon US viewing figures and other US domestic data points – They are rapidly going to hit a point where they will not be relevant enough to survive.

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