The theme for this year’s Midsummer Blog Hop is out of this world. No really, this is a science fiction romance group, so that’s the theme. Which “out of this world” setting is your favorite? Or my favorite, as the case may be.
If I had to pick an imagined future that I would want to live in, it would still, even all these years later, be Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future from the original Star Trek series. By the time that Kirk & Co. flew the original Enterprise out of the San Francisco shipyards in 2245, the Federation seems to have solved most of the problems that we have today. It’s not just that it would take a “post-scarcity economy” to come up with something like the Prime Directive, but that everyone on the Enterprise, and her namesakes A, B, C, D and E all seem to enjoy their jobs and have such purpose. Somedays I envy them. The universe of the reboot seems to have gone to hell in handcart. I wouldn’t want to live there, even if it is entertaining to visit.
What fictional universe would you most want to live in? And which one do you think would be worth an adventure visit?
As a blogger-member of the SFR Brigade, my mission, and I have decided to accept it (no apologies for trope mixing) is to promote science fiction romance in general, and today, the Midsummer Blog Hop in particular.
On Friday 21st June (that’s TODAY!) the SFR Brigade is holding its Second Annual Blog Hop to celebrate Midsummer!
Here are the grand prizes (open to all!):
- 1st Prize – $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) and an ebook bundle (currently Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book
1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless
Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, The Telomere Trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire, Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, Breakout, The Plan, Starburst and Stark Pleasure.
Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and
Deception, and Games of Command)
- 2nd Prize – $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice)
- 3rd Prizes – four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate winners and their choice)
For a chance to win one of the grand prizes, use the Rafflecopter at the end of the post.
In addition to the grand prize, one lucky commenter at Reading Reality will be chosen by the ever popular Random.org to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card from yours truly. So be sure to leave a comment here before you hop around to the rest of the SFR Brigade.
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