Sunday, 6 April 2014

Two Diva's Bookish Discussions - My love for Sci Fi

Ever since I was a child I have been obsessed with Science Fiction (Sci Fi) because I used to love (and still do) watching shows such as Doctor Who, Star Wars and Stargate. My obsession with this genre seems to have translated into my reading patterns and I find that I still search for a thrilling read.

I like anything involving time travel, aliens and futuristic themes. Two of my favourite science fiction novels are:

These are two completely different novels under the same genre! I Am Number Four is about aliens living in our society and the book is basically all about trying to hide there cool legcacies (I guess you can call them powers if you like) All Our Yesterdays was all about time travel and it was cool being in the different time zones. (literally)

I think the main reasons why I love this genre is because it's so mind blowing and it's hard to wrap your head around all the different concepts. Especially in time travel books, because you don't know when's the now and what's going to cause this effect and everything is just a massive race to see who can figure it out first. Also I love reading all the futuristic themes because I always wonder whether life will actually turn out like this!

Although the thing with genres is that there's never a clear line between them. Dystopia and Sci Fi I think get mixed up from time to time. Dystopia is meant to be a society where everything is bad and often has a corrupt government. Although dystopian society sometimes has futuristic themes so you never know what to call it. Dystopia is also often set in the future but the whole thing of it being a completely created place by the author is what makes it dystopian. But yet isn't sci fi also imagined???

So that's my small discussion on why I love Sci Fi! Be sure to check out Sunny's page because she doesn't agree with me! Isn't she crazy!!! Or do you agree with her?


  1. I LOVED AOY! It's so good! I can't wait for the next one!

    As I said on Sunny's post, I'm not keen on sci-fi, much, but I loved AOY and These Broken Stars, so I don't HATE it... I just don't LOVE it... Haha!

    Awesome post <3

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    I don't know how I feel about sci-fi, honestly. I mean there's some really awesome sci-fis out there, but there's also a few that I didn't like at all. Though I feel like if it's done right, it is one of the most original and creative genres out there.

    I can't wait to read All Our Yesterdays, I've only heard good things about it. :)

  3. Loved your post Francoise! I think it's great that you RAVED about sci-fi whereas sunny hated it lol! Time travel books are great, I loved All Our Yesterdays as well. I think the thing I love about sci-fi is how crazy and mindblowing the concepts can be. I do enjoy futuristic themes and I think in YA we get a lot of blending across genres. Great post!

  4. Love the vlog intro, girls!

    I have become more into sci-fi in the last couple of years, there are certain shows/movies/books that I will never read, but some I really enjoy and I like how different it is from contemp reads!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist