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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Punk's Not Dead!

Punk's Not Dead!

I've been listening to punk rock almost for as long as I've been reading sci-fi and fantasy so I thought, "Why not combine the these two great loves of mine?" And thus, the Punk's Not Dead! Reading Challenge has been born!

The rules are pretty simple: read any book considered part of the -punk suffixed sub-genres listed on WWEnd sub-genre page, namely steampunk, cyberpunk and/or splatterpunk. You don't have to review every book you read but I do ask that you at least stop by the forum thread to say a few words about what you read. I'm not overly familiar with these sub-genres (the main reason I've started this challenge) and want to hear about what you guys are reading.

I've named the reading levels after various figures in the punk rock community, both past and present. Matt Skiba is the guitarist/co-vocalist of one of my favorite bands, Alkaline Trio, and he is currently recording with Blink-182. Tim Armstrong is the vocalist/guitarist of Rancid, was a founding member of influential ska punk band Operation Ivy and is a Grammy-winning producer who has worked with artists as diverse as AFI, Pink and Jimmy Cliff. Lux Interior was the lead singer of The Cramps, an influential garage punk band who were one of the innovators of psychobilly and whose look was heavily influenced by retro horror/sci-fi b-movie iconography. Joey Ramone was the lead singer of one of the most influential punk bands ever, the Ramones.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2016 – December 2016

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Matt Skiba = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Tim Armstrong = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Lux Interior = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Joey Ramone = 12 books + 6 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

Administrator

Administrator

Neuromancer
2
1
Badseedgirl

Badseedgirl

The Aeronaut's Windlass
The Bookman
The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter
Little Sister
Manners & Mutiny
Night Show
Off Season
Offspring
Pandemic
Raising Steam
Tomorrow and Tomorrow
The Woman
Beardie

Beardie

Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
daxxh

daxxh

The Departure
Karen Memory
Rule 34
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

Count Zero
The Diabolical Miss Hyde:  An Electric Empire Novel
Infected
everythinginstatic

everythinginstatic

Aurorarama
China Mountain Zhang
Moxyland
Pirate Cinema
River of Gods
The Scar
JohnBem

JohnBem

Approaching Oblivion
Arachne
Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
Johnny Gruesome
Little Brother
Mirrorshades:  The Cyberpunk Anthology
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
Schismatrix
Software
Splatterpunks:  Extreme Horror
justifiedsinner

justifiedsinner

Alif the Unseen
China Mountain Zhang
Distraction
Eastern Standard Tribe
Fairyland
Moxyland
Rule 34
Synners
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
km098

km098

12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
kwaidan66

kwaidan66

The Bohr Maker
The Drive-In
Exquisite Corpse
The Land Leviathan
The Steampunk Trilogy
The Unblemished
morpheus

morpheus

Ready Player One
Snow Crash
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
nea

nea

Boneshaker
Ready Player One
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
pizzakarin

pizzakarin

Koko Takes a Holiday
The Rising
Wetware
seattleotaku

seattleotaku

3
2
1
sinandogan

sinandogan

A Scanner Darkly
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter
Crux
The Ebb Tide
The Exile Kiss
A Fire in the Sun
Ghosts of Manhattan
The Great Game
Neuromancer
Nexus
Reamde
The Rising
When Gravity Fails