This is my first post as part of Sci-fi month, organised by Rinn. If you’d like to know more about the other posts and events going on throughout the month, you can see the full schedule here.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Faith, I’m 22 and I live in the UK. I graduated with a BSc in Zoology & Conservation this summer, and now I’m taking a year out to work and earn some money towards my Masters degree next year.
I’m short, loud and sarcastic. I love animals (unsurprisingly given my choice of degree) and will buy virtually anything with animals on. Eephants are my favourite, but I also love rhinos and have an obsession with porcupines.
When I’m not watching David Attenborough, reading or spending time with my other half,, I can usually be found with a chocolate bar and a game such as The Sims, Pokemon or occasionally even Neopets, because I’m a big kid at heart!
2. How long have you been a fan of sci-fi?
3. Why do you like sci-fi, and what is your favourite thing about it?
I love sci-fi for the fact I can get lost in it without having to let go of reality completely. One of my favourite things about sci-fi (and it’s a geeky thing I admit), is the fact that although you get sucked into a story, you often have to really think about it too. Rather than just taking something as the way the an author has chosen to build the world, you have to think about why, or how the world ended up that way; world-building in four-dimensions if you like. As a geeky science student (on a break) I love that I get to really think about the science behind a story. Whether it’s a disease, time travel or an invention, I want to know how it works, whether it could ever really happen etc.
Films: In all honesty, I haven’t seen that many sci-fi films (or in fact that many films at all!). My favourites are Star Wars, Inception, the various Marvel films, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Star Trek.
TV: In terms of TV my favourites are definitely the sort of sci-fi ‘light’ comic-based shows: Smallville, Agents of SHIELD etc. I do of course love Doctor Who though!
If I get time to squeeze in a few more posts, I definitely plan to but my current plans for sci-fi month are:
- Series Reflections for Uglies (Scott Westerfield), Delirium (Lauren Oliver), Divergent (Veronica Roth) and Matched (Ally Condie)
- Reviews for The Humans (Matt Haig) and Life First (R.J. Crayton)
- Top Tens: sci-fi books at the top of my TBR, sci-fi/dystopian books I’d recommend to my sister