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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Author! Author!

Author! Author!

Pick an author whose work you'd like to explore, and dive in. For this challenge, choose five, ten, fifteen, or twenty books by one writer, and make 2016 the year you really get into the work of someone you've always wanted to read more of. It could be an author you haven't read but would like to investigate, someone you've tried and would like to explore further, or an old favorite you'd like to return to. Rereads count, and all genres are welcome...

Or, if you'd like to cast the net a little more broadly, pick more than one author, but commit to reading a multiple of five by each writer. Try five PKDs and five GRRMs, ten by C. J. Cherryh and five by Catherynne Valente, five each by Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, and Le Guin--any combination you'd like.

Write a few reviews. Share your impressions of your chosen author(s) in the forum, or ask for recommendations of which books to try. Many reading challenges emphasize variety and breadth; this one is designed for those who want to add some depth.

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.

 Experienced = 5 books + 2 reviews
 Afficionado = 10 books + 4 reviews
 Connoisseur = 15 books + 6 reviews
 Virtuoso = 20 books + 8 reviews

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

Arrenby

Arrenby

The Dragon's Path
The Edge of Worlds
The King's Blood
The Serpent Sea
The Siren Depths
Stories of the Raksura, Volume One
Stories of the Raksura, Volume Two
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
bleebs

bleebs

Children of Earth and Sky
The Darkest Road
The Summer Tree
Tigana
The Wandering Fire
charlesdee

charlesdee

Arrive at Easterwine: The Autobiography of a Ktistec Machine
The Devil Is Dead
The Man Who Made Models:  The Collected Short Fiction Volume One
Past Master
The Reefs of Earth
daxxh

daxxh

End of Watch
Finders Keepers
Four Past Midnight
In the Tall Grass
Mr. Mercedes
digitaltempest

digitaltempest

An Artificial Night
Ashes of Honor
Chimes at Midnight
Every Heart a Doorway
Late Eclipses
A Local Habitation
One Salt Sea
A Red-Rose Chain
Rosemary and Rue
The Winter Long
Dlw28

Dlw28

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Black Easter
A Clash of Cymbals (The Triumph of Time)
The Day After Judgment
Death's Master
Delirium's Mistress
Delusion's Master
Earthman, Come Home
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
Gifts
The Harrows of Spring
A History of the Future
A Life for the Stars
Night's Master
Night's Sorceries
Powers
They Shall Have Stars
Voices
The Wild Girls (collection)
The Witch of Hebron
World Made by Hand
Jain

Jain

Always Coming Home
Barrayar
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
The Curse of Chalion
The Fifth Season
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Killing Moon
Mirror Dance
The Obelisk Gate
Penric's Demon
The Shadowed Sun
The Telling
The Tombs of Atuan
The Vor Game
A Wizard of Earthsea
5
4
3
2
1
jontlaw

jontlaw

Clans of the Alphane Moon
The Cosmic Puppets
Eye in the Sky
Galactic Pot Healer
The Game-Players of Titan
The Man in the High Castle
The Man Who Japed
Martian Time-Slip
Now Wait for Last Year
The Penultimate Truth
The Simulacra
Solar Lottery
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Time Out of Joint
Ubik
The World Jones Made
4
3
2
1
kabouter

kabouter

Blood of the Fold
Chainfire
Faith of the Fallen
Naked Empire
Phantom
The Pillars of Creation
Soul of the Fire
Stone of Tears
Temple of the Winds
Wizard's First Rule
km098

km098

20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Laffer

Laffer

Barrayar
Brothers in Arms
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Cetaganda
A Civil Campaign
Cryoburn
Diplomatic Immunity
Ethan of Athos
Four Roads Cross
Full Fathom Five
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Komarr
Last First Snow
Memory
Mirror Dance
Shards of Honor
Three Parts Dead
Two Serpents Rise
The Vor Game
The Warrior's Apprentice
piibald

piibald

Alphabet of Thorn
Cat's Cradle
A Civil Campaign
Dreams of Distant Shores
Falling Free
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
Galapagos
The Hallowed Hunt
Harpist in the Wind
Heir of Sea and Fire
Komarr
The Man in the High Castle
Memory
The Riddle-Master of Hed
A Scanner Darkly
The Sirens of Titan
Slaughterhouse - Five
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Timequake
Ubik
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

The Anome
The Asutra
The Brave Free Men
Chateau d'If and Other Stories
City of the Chasch
The Condition of Muzak
A Cure for Cancer
The Dirdir
The Domains of Koryphon
Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress
Emphyrio
The English Assassin
The Eternal Champion
The Final Programme
The King of the Swords
The Knight of the Swords
Phoenix in Obsidian (The Silver Warriors)
The Pnume
The Queen of the Swords
Servants of the Wankh
seattleotaku

seattleotaku

The Best of C. L. Moore
The Best of Henry Kuttner
Black Sun Light My Way
City
Hard to Be a God
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Last Town
North Star Guide Me Home
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Pines
Roadside Picnic
The Strange Library
Way Station
Wayward
Winter Be My Shield
Worlds
Worlds Apart
Worlds Enough and Time
2
1
striker2550

striker2550

Esrever Doom
Luck of the Draw
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

5
4
3
2
1
wecowo

wecowo

An Alien Heat
Behold the Man
Consider Phlebas
The End Of All Songs
Feersum Endjinn
The Hollow Lands
The Player of Games
Use of Weapons
The Wasp Factory
1
Weesam

Weesam

Anvil of Stars
Darwin's Children
Darwin's Radio
Declare
Earthquake Weather
Eon
Eternity
Expiration Date
The Forge of God
Last Call
Legacy
Medusa's Web
Moving Mars
Omega
Polaris
Queen of Angels
Seeker
Slant
A Talent for War
Time Travelers Never Die