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2022 SFFKIT Planning Thread

1antqueen
Bearbeitet: Jan. 17, 9:12am

Please post here with SFFKIT topic suggestions, or if you're willing to host a month. I'll update this post as we go.

January - A villain or morally grey main character - JayneCM - https://www.librarything.com/topic/337514
February - SilverWolf28 - Time travel - https://www.librarything.com/topic/338804
March - Historical SFF - christina_reads
April - Lifespans - antqueen
May - Invasion - majkia
June - Next book in a series (not #1) - Kristelh
July - Family (biological or found) - markon
August - SFF by Asian authors - Kristelh
September - antqueen - Quests and Journeys
October - Robots and Sentient AI - Tanya-dogearedcopy
November - Award winners - h-mb
December - majkia

The wiki is here: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_SFFKIT

2021's main thread is here if you'd like to take a look for reference or inspiration.

Suggestions:
- Mama Cat - meaning read a book that will work for one of the 2022 Cats and the SFFkit
- Mental abilities, like telepathy or telekinesis or dreams that affect the real world

Some old favorites:
- Female authors

2Robertgreaves
Nov. 10, 2021, 9:34pm

I'm not sure I can host a month, but can I suggest Lifespans for a topic?

It would cover either future humans or an alien/fantasy race with a lifespan very different from what we consider usual. So, they live for centuries or millennia or are even immortal. Alternatively, they could have a lifespan of days, months or a year.

3antqueen
Nov. 10, 2021, 10:16pm

>2 Robertgreaves: I like that one. Though it makes me realize that I've read a lot of books with beings with longer lifespans than humans have, but not so many with shorter ones.

4Robertgreaves
Nov. 10, 2021, 11:10pm

>3 antqueen: I have a vague idea that I have read a story where an alien race had a very short lifespan but I can't remember the title or author.

OTOH I did see this on FB recently (warning, you might want to have your hankie out):

5majkia
Bearbeitet: Nov. 11, 2021, 7:23am

I'll take May, topic not decided yet.

eta: how about invasion as a topic.

6antqueen
Nov. 11, 2021, 7:58am

7Kristelh
Nov. 11, 2021, 8:54am

I'll take June, topic undecided.

8SilverWolf28
Nov. 11, 2021, 2:44pm

I'll take February.

9antqueen
Nov. 11, 2021, 5:59pm

Great! I've added you both. I put myself in for April too, though if anyone else wants it I don't have any strong preference for a month.

10markon
Nov. 12, 2021, 12:33pm

I'll volunteer to do July - not sure what the theme will be yet.

11JayneCM
Nov. 13, 2021, 3:50am

I'll take January if you like. I was thinking 'a villain or morally grey main character' as the topic.

12h-mb
Nov. 13, 2021, 8:06am

I'll take November.
Still thinking about the topic.

13antqueen
Nov. 13, 2021, 10:18am

Updated, thanks for hosting!

I'm still thinking about a topic too. I like the lifespans idea in >2 Robertgreaves:, or maybe something with mental abilities, like telepathy or telekinesis or dreams that affect the real world. I liked the journeys category from 2021 too. And we did near future/alternate reality this year. Far future/distant past might be interesting. Hmm.

14Kristelh
Bearbeitet: Nov. 13, 2021, 10:46am

So many SFF are works of series and maybe we did them every year but seems like it is something that works every year. May I host complete a book(s) in one of your series, cannot be book 1.?

15Kristelh
Nov. 13, 2021, 11:04am

Another one that I've thought might be different for us is to read a SFFkit that it's mama Cat, meaning read a book that will work for one of the 2022 Cats and the SFFkit. A twofer.

16antqueen
Nov. 14, 2021, 12:51pm

>14 Kristelh: Sounds good! I've updated the main post.

17h-mb
Nov. 14, 2021, 2:00pm

I think I'll take the award winners as theme for november. Thanks for the idea !

18markon
Nov. 14, 2021, 2:12pm

I'm trying to decide between a theme of family in a work (found or biological) and weather/climate theme. I know finding weather/climate stories is pretty easy these days, so I'm leaning toward works with a family theme.

19antqueen
Nov. 14, 2021, 10:25pm

>17 h-mb: I've put you in for award winners.

>18 markon: I'd never really thought about the "found family" idea as such until I saw it in a reading challenge, but since then I've noticed I read more than I'd have thought. Apparently a favorite of mine :)

20christina_reads
Nov. 16, 2021, 3:12pm

I'd like to volunteer for a historical SFF theme in March. It would include steampunk, gaslamp fantasy, and really anything that is set in a recognizable past time.

21antqueen
Nov. 17, 2021, 1:12pm

Great! I'll add you in. Still need a few hosts, but we're getting there.

22Tanya-dogearedcopy
Bearbeitet: Nov. 17, 2021, 1:37pm

Checking my notes as to when the next MurderBot book is coming out... Fall 2022...

I'd like to take October! Robots and Sentient AI

ETA: The new book being released next Fall is called, 'Witch King' and is NOT a Murderbot book!
I would still like to take Robots & AI though... I'm sure there will be something if not another MB story!

23antqueen
Nov. 17, 2021, 1:39pm

Thanks! I'm behind on MurderBot myself... need to catch up, but I guess I have until next fall :)

24markon
Nov. 20, 2021, 4:14pm

>19 antqueen: Put me down for family in July - this can be bio or found family.

25antqueen
Nov. 22, 2021, 11:20am

>24 markon: Done

I put myself in for a second month... just need two more now.

26majkia
Nov. 22, 2021, 12:08pm

I'll take a second month if no one else offers.

27Kristelh
Nov. 22, 2021, 12:19pm

I'll take August and I will do SFF by Asian authors.

28antqueen
Nov. 22, 2021, 12:57pm

>27 Kristelh: Thanks, I added you in for August

29markon
Nov. 23, 2021, 1:26pm

>Ooohh, looking foward to that one!

30antqueen
Nov. 24, 2021, 9:03pm

>26 majkia: No one else yet... I'll go ahead and put you in for December. I picked my months more or less arbitrarily, so if you'd rather have one of those just let me know.

31antqueen
Nov. 30, 2021, 8:25am

Here's the wiki for the 2022 SFFKIT: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2022_SFFKIT

My first LT wiki page... thank goodness for copy and paste :)

32majkia
Nov. 30, 2021, 10:34am

>31 antqueen: copy and paste was a gift from the data gods.

33fuzzi
Nov. 30, 2021, 11:43am

>31 antqueen: CONGRATULATIONS!

I appreciate majkia and all her work in the past. :)

34SilverWolf28
Dez. 20, 2021, 7:56pm

Does anyone have ideas for my topic in February?

35Majel-Susan
Dez. 21, 2021, 12:03am

>34 SilverWolf28: romance, children's, dragons, before/after a certain decade, mystery, murder, horror, monsters, time travel, animals, retellings...

36Robertgreaves
Dez. 21, 2021, 3:54am

>34 SilverWolf28: Books made into/based on TV/film/other media

37majkia
Dez. 21, 2021, 7:46am

>34 SilverWolf28: generation ships, pocket universe (through the mirror sorts of things),

38christina_reads
Dez. 21, 2021, 1:51pm

>34 SilverWolf28: Or we don't seem to have a time travel month yet?

39Tanya-dogearedcopy
Bearbeitet: Dez. 21, 2021, 9:52pm

>34 SilverWolf28: >38 christina_reads: Came here to second Time Travel as well! :-)

Other ideas I was kicking around before I settled on Robots & AI were: Stand Alone Fantasies, Fantasies under 300 pages, graphic novels, science fiction from the Age of Sputnik... If any of those appeal, feel free to take! :-)

40SilverWolf28
Dez. 27, 2021, 5:07pm

Thanks for all the ideas! I decided to do Time Travel.

41JayneCM
Dez. 28, 2021, 9:58pm

>40 SilverWolf28: My favourite! I already know I will keep going with Connie Willis's Oxford Time Travel series!

42antqueen
Dez. 28, 2021, 10:19pm

>41 JayneCM: I was just thinking the same. I got Blackout for Christmas so that's perfect!

43Tanya-dogearedcopy
Bearbeitet: Dez. 31, 2021, 3:21am

>40 SilverWolf28: YAY! I’ve got Slaughterhouse-Five (by Kurt Vonnegut) in my stacks which should work! :-)

ETA: OK, no—‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is time travel but it’s not SFF. I know I must have SFF + Time Travel in my stacks… Time to do a tag mash search!

44susanna.fraser
Dez. 31, 2021, 12:05pm

Is there a January thread yet?

45DeltaQueen50
Dez. 31, 2021, 1:39pm

46susanna.fraser
Dez. 31, 2021, 5:06pm

47SilverWolf28
Jan. 15, 5:45pm