Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mind Voyages Science Fiction Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Robin of My Two Blessings is hosting the Mind Voyages Science Fiction Reading Challenge. She writes:

Science fiction and fantasy books have always been my one true love ever since I read my first sci fi book back in the 70's. Whether it was Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Clark, Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Piers Anthony, Anne McCaffrey or Robert Silverberg who captured me first, I don't remember. When I recently came across the Hugo Award Web site, the list of winners made my mouth water and tickled my imagination. All the books on the list looked so good that I decided to read through the list, starting with the oldest. But all those who were nominated looked too good to pass up, so decide okay, will take some side trips and read some of the nominees. Other ideas started popping up in my brain. That's what the sci-fi and fantasy genre does to you - expands your mind and gives you ideas.
There are several levels of participation for the challenge:
  • Moon Voyage : Read at least 6 winners on the Hugo Winners List
  • Sling shot back to Earth: Read at least 3 winners on the Nebula Winner's List
  • Venus Voyage: Philip K. Dick Quest - Read at least 2 of his books
  • Mercury Voyage: Robert Heinlein Quest - Read at least 2 of his books
  • Mars Voyage: Read at least 6 winners on the Hugo List and take a side trip through the 21st century and read at least 4 nominees.
Go into Warp Drive and visit the other planets

  • Jupiter Voyage: Go side tripping 90's Style
  • Saturn: Go Side Tripping 80's Style
  • Uranus: Go Side Tripping 70's Style
  • Neptune Voyage: Go Side Tripping through the 50's and 60's
  • The I'm going to Pluto because Pluto is still a planet as far as I'm concerned Voyage: Mix it up, choose the number of books you want to read from each voyage, include some new books you pick up along the way and enjoy the ride.
  1. Participants may join at any time.
  2. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
  3. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2010.
  4. Books may overlap other challenges.
  5. Create an entry post linking to the dedicated blog.
  6. You don't have to decide before hand what you will be reading.
  7. You don't have a blog to participate.
Robin has lots of links to help you with your reading selections. To learn more and sign up, visit the dedicated blog.