Escape Velocity

A curated Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Media

Hi guys, and welcome to the first update post of the new year!


Each month, one of our curators looks back at what they’ve been up to over the past weeks and what we can (hopefully) expect from them in the not-too-distant future.


This month, Lotte will take you through her experiences in the speculative genre over the past month. Curious what she’s been reading, watching and playing?


Read on!

Past month

This past month, my favourite post has to be the Journey of a Sci Fi noob. I do relate to Jop in this, as I myself tend to prefer Fantasy over Sci-Fi. It can be hard to find content that you’ll enjoy in a genre you’re unfamiliar with. I will say, though, that reading that Jop thought Mass Effect was “just fine” fully crushed my little heart.


Since a friend fixed my gaming PC a month or so ago, I’ve finally been able to spend some time drawing on my PC instead of my iPad. It’s been tricky getting used to my old drawing tablet again! It’s a tablet without a screen, something I used to be very comfortable with but feels very unfamiliar to me after almost two years of drawing on a screen. I really want to draw some fantasy environments and characters! I’m definitely trying to focus on quality over quantity this year, though, so I don’t expect to be churning out art twice a week like I did last year. still, if you’d like to follow along on my art journey, feel free to follow my art Instagram here!


Another advantage to having my gaming PC up and running again, is the fact that I can finally go back to the game I’ve been playing for… maybe a couple of years now? The game in question, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, is fully worth it, though. I’m about 100 hours in and while I know I should probably focus on finishing the main quest, I’m really enjoying exploring ancient Greece. I’ll review it when I finish it! If I ever do…

I also recently finished the Broken Earth Trilogy, by N. K. Jemisin. I really enjoyed the series, and immediately harassed Jop and Robin into reading them, too.


You’ll notice that the first book is missing from my collection. It’s currently with Jop!

Finally, fans of Dimension 20 will know that this month marked the release of Dropout’s new D&D show, a Starstruck Odyssey, which features the original Dimension 20 cast on a Sci-Fi adventure.


So far they’ve released three episodes, and it’s definitely a wild ride! You can expect a review when the season’s complete.

That’s it for this month folks!


Have you played Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey? Did Jop claiming Mass Effect was “just fine” break your heart a little, too? Do you have anything to recommend I read/watch/play the coming months?


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