Thursday, December 30, 2010

Challenges for Sci Fi: 42 Challenge ~ Mind Voyages



42 Challenge 2011 ~ (January 1, 2011 till  December 3, 2011 (Badge links to challenge site page if you care to join in).

Your mission--if you choose to accept it--is to read, watch, listen, and (possibly) review 42 sci-fi related items.

What counts? ~  Short stories, novellas, novels, radio show episodes, television show episodes, movies, graphic novels, comic books, audio books, essays about science fiction, biographies about sci-fi authors, etc. Adapted or abridged works are okay as well.

Goal ~ John and I love Sci Fi as you all may have guessed. This will be our second year.  Although not quite making the 42 in 2010, even with the two of us we are still in for the challenge, because what's a challenge if its not challenging!

Books will be taken from Shellie’s Goodread shelf for Science Fiction.

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Mind Voyages 2011 ~ (melded with 52 Books in 52 Weeks, with challenge options at both sites; badge links to Mind Voyages site).

From January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 ~ The Voyages Are:

  • 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
  • Pluto 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.

Goal ~ We are going to Pluto this year…. brrr…. with a bunch of side trips on the way, since its all about the voyage not the destination.

Books will be taken from Shellie’s Nebula and Hugo Winners/Nominees (which is a bit in a flux at the moment, so enter at your own risk).

Join us in a journey into these other worlds!

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