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2020 I Just Have To Read More Of That Author Challenge
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spoltz
Posted 2020-01-01 2:33 PM (#21628)
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Welcome everybody!

Here's the forum for this year's challenge. We already have 7 people in this challenge! I'll be starting the year with some books by authors I never read before, so I won't have any of my slots filled for a little while. But I'll be reading some NK Jemisin since I got a bunch of her books cheap on my e-reader, probably starting with The Stone Sky to finish off her latest Hugo Award winning trilogy.

Feel free to share where you're at in your challenge and what books struck you as particularly great, or just let us know how you're doing.
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Posted 2020-04-15 5:09 PM (#21972 - in reply to #21628)
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I'm joining the challenge too. I will mostly read Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinein, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. LeGuin, Isaac Asimov, and would like to venture further back to Mary Shelley, Mark Twain, and H.G. Wells. Look forward to hearing from fellow readers 😊
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spoltz
Posted 2020-04-16 12:11 PM (#21975 - in reply to #21628)
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Hi Broad St! Welcome to the challenge!

I'm in the middle of NK Jemisin's 3rd book in the Inheritance Trilogy. I was hoping to get the 9th book of Tolkien's History of Middle Earth series. I had it on hold from the library, and it was due two days before they shut down for the pandemic, but the person who had it checked out didn't return it. So I have to wait until they open up again and that person returns the book. Sigh.
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TonkaToys
Posted 2020-08-04 6:12 AM (#22321 - in reply to #21628)
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Finished Scalzi's Redshirts.

Enjoyed it but it is almost like reading 3 different short stories.
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jontlaw
Posted 2020-09-19 12:12 AM (#22450 - in reply to #21628)
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Working working working. This year is dedicated to William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, and of course Philip K. Dick. Hopefully, I will get to some Catherynne Valente and Paolo Bacigalupi, and I'm adding in some Ian McDonald. Lots of dark fantasy what has become a very dark year.
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jontlaw
Posted 2020-12-08 5:38 PM (#22685 - in reply to #21628)
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Finished.
Philip K. Dick x3
Neil Gaiman x3
Bruce Sterling
Ian McDonald
Cherie Priest
William Gibson
Ekaterina Sedia
China Mieville
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spoltz
Posted 2020-12-23 10:49 AM (#22714 - in reply to #21628)
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Good job folks. I finally finished this challenge when I read volume 10 of the Tolkien's History of Middle Earth series, Morgoth's Ring. I finished the series this year, but was out of room in the challenge because of the Jemisin and Zelazny books. I'll be finishing the Amber series in 2021, reading some Simak, and for Tolkien, I'm going to try to read his Beowulf translation, plus a few of his other non-Middle Earth books.
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