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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

The Definitive 1980s SF Reading Challenge

The Definitive 1980s SF Reading Challenge

Yes, it's five months since I started the 1970s challenge already.

The aim of this challenge is to read 10 books from the Defining SF of the 1980s list, one for each year, in chronological order.

Ideally this should follow on from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s challenges, as part 4 of the Super-Epic Defining Books Reading Challenge, but if you just want to to do one decade, that's fine.

The 10-book reading level is the main challenge, with one book per year. The 5-book level is for people with less time or access to 80s books, but should still be attempted in chronological order if possible. The 15 and 20 books levels are for people who want to read more books. The additional books can be in any order, from any years, but a core 10 should still be attempted.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: April 2016 – December 2017

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

 No Enemy But Time = 5 books + 0 reviews
 Foundationer = 10 books + 0 reviews
 Neuromancer = 15 books + 0 reviews
 God Emperor = 20 books + 0 reviews

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Aemeth

Aemeth

Blood Music
The Child Garden
Downbelow Station
Eon
The Falling Woman
Fire Watch (collection)
The Gate to Women's Country
God Emperor of Dune
Grass
The Handmaid's Tale
Life During Wartime
Neuromancer
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Software
Timescape
Valis
Wetware
When Gravity Fails
2
1
Beardie

Beardie

Burning Chrome (collection)
Downbelow Station
The Gold Coast
Good News from Outer Space
Helliconia Spring
Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Winter
Lincoln's Dreams
The Wild Shore
Wizard
CDR_Bill

CDR_Bill

The Child Garden
Count Zero
Eon
Eternity
Helliconia Spring
Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Winter
Hyperion
Job: A Comedy of Justice
Life During Wartime
Little, Big
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
No Enemy But Time
Startide Rising
Sundiver
This is the Way the World Ends
Timescape
The Uplift War
Valis
ClansofMars

ClansofMars

10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
CT2904

CT2904

Dawn
Downbelow Station
Falling Free
The Hercules Text
The Snow Queen
daxxh

daxxh

Against Infinity
Blood Music
Count Zero
Grass
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
Radix
The Snow Queen
Software
When Gravity Fails
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

Count Zero
A Door into Ocean
Falling Free
The Handmaid's Tale
Hyperion
Little, Big
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Shadow of the Torturer
Shards of Honor
The Warrior's Apprentice
Diane

Diane

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

DrEvilO

Burning Chrome (collection)
Consider Phlebas
Ender's Game
The Player of Games
The Shadow of the Torturer
DrNefario

DrNefario

Deserted Cities of the Heart
The Falling Woman
Helliconia Spring
Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Winter
The Integral Trees
Orbital Decay
Riddley Walker
When Gravity Fails
Windhaven
dustydigger

dustydigger

The Falling Woman
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
The Healer's War
The Integral Trees
No Enemy But Time
Orbital Decay
Replay
Robots and Empire
The Snow Queen
Windhaven
Emil

Emil

The Anubis Gates
The Boat of a Million Years
Desolation Road
Footfall
God Emperor of Dune
Hardwired
Lord Valentine's Castle
No Enemy But Time
The Peace War
When Gravity Fails
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Contact
Cyteen
A Door into Ocean
Ender's Game
The Forge of God
Friday
Helliconia Spring
The Hercules Text
Hyperion
Islands in the Net
Little, Big
Lord Valentine's Castle
The Many-Colored Land
Millennium
Neuromancer
Orbital Decay
The Snow Queen
Tea with the Black Dragon
When Gravity Fails
The Wild Shore
hlonghurst

hlonghurst

15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
kabouter

kabouter

The Citadel of the Autarch
The Claw of the Conciliator
Emergence
The Integral Trees
The Shadow of the Torturer
The Sword of the Lictor
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
km098

km098

5
4
3
2
1
mj122955

mj122955

5
4
3
2
1
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
morpheus

morpheus

Burning Chrome (collection)
Hyperion
Neuromancer
The Shadow of the Torturer
Valis
Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

Downbelow Station
Forty Thousand in Gehenna
Friday
Grass
The Handmaid's Tale
West of Eden
4
3
2
1
pizzakarin

pizzakarin

The Anubis Gates
Contact
Downbelow Station
Helliconia Spring
Islands in the Net
Mirrorshades:  The Cyberpunk Anthology
The Peace War
Phases of Gravity
The Snow Queen
Sphere
seattleotaku

seattleotaku

The Handmaid's Tale
4
3
2
1
silverfire

silverfire

The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Crystal Singer
Ender's Game
Friday
God Emperor of Dune
The Handmaid's Tale
Hyperion
Job: A Comedy of Justice
The Number of the Beast
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Snow Queen
Speaker for the Dead
Sphere
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Sushicat

Sushicat

5
4
3
2
1
TedC

TedC

5
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

5
4
3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

Count Zero
Dream Park
Friday
Grass
Icehenge
Millennium
The Postman
Timescape
True Names ...and Other Dangers
1
wecowo

wecowo

The Player of Games
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

The Boat of a Million Years
The Citadel of the Autarch
The Claw of the Conciliator
Cuckoo's Egg
The Floating Gods / In Viriconium
Footfall
The Gold Coast
The Healer's War
Life During Wartime
Millennium
Native Tongue
Radix
Riddley Walker
Rimrunners
The Shadow of the Torturer
Speaker for the Dead
The Sword of the Lictor
This is the Way the World Ends
The Urth of the New Sun
The Wild Shore
ZeroCredibility

ZeroCredibility

5
4
3
2
1