Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

Time to get to know the curators from the Escape Velocity Collection! How? By asking them the questions that really matter! This time with a special New Year edition!


As 2022 is almost here, it is once again time to try and be better versions of ourselves! Let’s set goals and resolutions and reduce the piles of media that are still waiting to be consumed! That’s how it works, not?


In the spirit of New Year resolutions, we asked ourselves:

What are your 2022 to read/watch/listen/play resolutions?

1. The Fifth Season - N.K. Jemisin

I picked this book up earlier in november – and was immediately intruiged – but due to starting at a new job, I’ve kind of neglected reading it any further. However, I really want to start reading again! Especially because it was Lotte who lent me this book and she’ll probably want it back at some point…haha.


2. The Witcher, season 2 - Netflix

I’ve been anticipating this new season for a while, but now that it is here I haven’t managed to find time to watch it. That just won’t do. I want to toss a coin to our favorite witcher!

3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel - Nintendo

Though it’s not exactly guaranteed the sequel to Breath of the Wild will indeed arrive in 2022, I’ll trust the current predictions. Imagine how beautiful it will be? So many new opportunities to glide over the map and ambush unwitting enemies! Mwhuahahahaha!



1. Kirby And the Forgotten Land - Nintendo Switch.

Kirby is a bit of a spirit animal for me. Always hungry, very pink and quite bouncy. I also really enjoy open world 3D platformer games, so this might be one of the games I’m quickly gonna get sucked into next year! (haha, Kirby joke)

2. The Legend of Vox Machina - Amazon Prime

Okay so I definitely haven’t seen all the Critical Role streams, but I enjoy their storytelling abilities and personalities. Which is why I am actually very excited that they created an animated series! Witty characters and daring adventures in bite-sized bingewatchable episodes. What else could I ask for?

3. The Umbrella Academy - Netflix

Season 3 of the Umbrella Acadamy is coming in 2022. I remember I had a lot of Emotions at the end of season 2, but I might need a recap to discover why exactly. I do know I was blown away by the strong and diverse cast, so I have no doubt season 3 will give me All the Feels, again.

1. Exhalation - Ted Chiang

This book of science fiction short stories has been steadily moving closer to the top of my to-read pile since I bought it in October. Not long now!

2. The Sandman - Netflix

I’m very curious to see how this adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s famous comic book series will turn out. Although to be honest, a new book by him would probably have been higher on my wishlist than yet another adaption. But beggars can’t be choosers!

3. His Dark Materials, season 3 - Bad Wolf

It looks as if the third season will air in autumn 2022, so I will need to be patient for a little longer. So far this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy has been so much better than I dared to hope, and I am very excited for the third and final season.



1. Blade Runner - Ridley Scott

I really want to finally read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, so I can finally watch Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. ‘Wait!’, I hear you cry, ‘You haven’t seen Blade Runner?’ To which I say, exactly nothing, I know I should be ashamed and I am. I’ve copied the Electric Dreams e-book to my e-reader, so I’ve already taken the first step!

2. The Quest of the Ringbearer - Games Workshop

Games Workshop released a supplement for the Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game some time ago with a string of narrative scenarios that follows Frodo’s quest all the way from stealing farmer Maggot’s crops in the Shire to tossing the ring into the fires of Mount Doom. I’ve been expanding my collection little by little lately to be able to play everything (and of course I am still dozens of models – including two Mumakil – short…) – I really hope I can start the campaign in 2022. If I do, I promise pictures!

3. The Winds of Winter - George R.R. Martin

We’ve been waiting for over a decade – I’m sure it’ll happen this year, right, George? …right? Right?

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt Red

I bought this game a year or so ago on Switch. I’d had it on my Steam wish list for years, but my gaming PC stopped working so I ended up buying it on Switch, but I still haven’t played it. I’ve read the first book in the series – which I really enjoyed – and I love the Netflix show. All in all, there is no good reason I haven’t played this game yet and I should feel bad.

2. The Legend of Vox Machina - Amazon Prime

I, like many, have been looking forward to this series ever since it was announced. Not sure how I’ll watch it – I really don’t want to give my money to Amazon so I might get a free trial once all the episodes are online. Or maybe I’ll be able to persuade someone to lend me their account. We’ll see!

3. Pacific Rim: Uprising - Steven S. DeKnight

Anyone who’s ever discussed movies with me knows how much I loved Pacific Rim. I’ve always been sad I never saw the original movie in the cinema, and vowed to watch the sequel on the big screen. I can’t fully recall why, but I ended up never watching it at all. It’s now on Netflix, and while I’m sure it’s nowhere near as good as the first movie, I definitely intend to watch it sometime soon.



1. Earth Eclipsed - The Lunar Company

A neuroscientist on the brink of a huge discovery that will save millions of lives is kidnapped. I expect some relatively fast-moving entertainment from this audio drama. A plot-driven story with some light sci-fi reflection on our world. But who knows, it might possess a deeper layer…

2. Limited Capacity - CBC Podcasts

A collection of six short stories about the ways we interact with the internet and each other. I expect a kind of Black Mirror-esque stories from this audio drama and I simply love me my dystopian technology.

3. Apollyon - Observer Pictures

An audio drama about the end of the 22th century, when a virus has wiped out 75% of the world’s population and now most of the world is governed by an international group of scientists, trying to get a vaccine to the public. You might think I can imagine quite well how this story would go when this happened in the real world *cough cough*, but still I am curious to see if this story can bring new insights.

Happy New Year, folks! 

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