Sci-Fi Month 2016: Info, Upcoming, and A Giveaway

 Image courtesy of Rinn ( Rinn Reads ).

Image courtesy of Rinn (Rinn Reads).

Today kicks off the annual Sci-Fi Month blog event, hosted by Rinn from Rinn Reads and Lisa from Over the Effing Rainbow. This is a month long celebration of all-things science fiction, with a number of blogs taking part to discuss, read, review, and enthuse over the sci-fi genre across all the various forms of media. You can find out about all the finer details here, and be sure to follow along on Twitter with the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag and the official account, @SciFiMonth.

All through November, I'll be reading select sci-fi titles that I have already set aside specifically for Sci-Fi Month 2016 that I am quite eager to dive into. At the top of the list are Alastair Reynolds' Revenger, Made to Kill by Adam Christopher, and KC Alexander's Necrotech.

I'm sure there will likely be some other books pulled from my large catalog of TBR titles and NetGalley review copies that are deserving of my attention, but I don't know what quite yet. Or maybe I'll finally break down and read some Star Trek novels that I'm behind on, like The Typhon Pact series. This might even be the impetus I need to catch up on some comic books that I'm good and truly lagging behind on. We'll see, but I think I've got a pretty good starting point with those three definites above.

I'm also giving away copies of my science fiction debut novel, Convergence, a near-future cyberpunk romp. This title was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, where it earned strong praise from Publisher's Weekly.

PW called Convergence a "smart splice of espionage and science fiction. ... frighteningly realistic. Well-drawn characters, excellent pacing, and constant surprises make this a great cautionary tale about technology and its abuses." said Convergence is “A cyberpunk thrillride through a future America under Chinese rule. The conflict between the humanity of the main character, Jonah, and the things he has had to do to survive in this harsh new world makes ‘Convergence’ an absolute pleasure to read.”

To claim your copy of Convergence, all you need to do is head over to InstaFreebie and claim your book!

What are your plans for Sci-Fi Month 2016? What are you reading, watching, or writing about?

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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