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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Theology in Genre Fiction

Theology in Genre Fiction

Many genre books contain theological elements, in some form or another. For this challenge, choose books that the theological subgenre label could apply to.

Some ideas:

  • religion and/or its practitioners, in a form recognized in real life
  • religion and/or its practitioners, in a form created by the author
  • spirituality not defined by organized religion
  • mythological gods & goddesses
  • angelic or demonic beings
  • philosophical/existential themes, such as good vs evil

And check out the books tagged with "theological subgenre" here on Worlds Without End (though there are many qualifying books not included). How you interpret the challenge is up to you. Good luck and have fun!

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

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

 Novice = 6 books + 4 reviews
 Apprentice = 12 books + 6 reviews
 Journeyman = 18 books + 8 reviews
 Master = 24 books + 12 reviews

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Arrenby

Arrenby

Children of Time
City of Miracles
The Devourers
Mira's Last Dance
Seven Surrenders
Sister Light, Sister Dark
Winter Tide
With Blood Upon the Sand
4
3
2
1
dalex

dalex

Afterparty
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Curse of Chalion
The Engine's Child
The Essex Serpent
The Flicker Men:  A Novel
Living Next Door to the God of Love
Los Nefilim
The Mapmaker's War
The Music of Razors
Night of the Animals:  A Novel
Occupy Me
The Owl Killers
Radiomen
A Stranger in Olondria
A Tale for the Time Being
Too Like the Lightning
Who Fears Death
daxxh

daxxh

Fear the Drowning Deep
Ivory
Norse Mythology
The People's Police
Radiomen
Tales of the Quintana Roo
digitaltempest

digitaltempest

The Book of Strange New Things
The Gargoyle
Mindscape
Two Serpents Rise
Unholy Magic
When She Woke
Dlw28

Dlw28

The Curse of Chalion
Full Fathom Five
Hell Is the Absence of God
Kingfisher
Seven Surrenders
Three Parts Dead
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Black Easter
The Blind Owl
City of Blades
The Day After Judgment
Death's Master
Delirium's Mistress
Delusion's Master
The Devil You Know
Down and Out in Purgatory
Downfall of the Gods
The Forest of a Thousand Daemons
Gods Behaving Badly
Hell
The House of Shattered Wings
Ishmael
Kingfisher
Musrum
Night's Master
Night's Sorceries
Penric's Demon
Soldier of Sidon
The Solitaire Mystery
Summerlong
1
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

American Gods
Calculating God
City of Stairs
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Eifelheim
The Exorcist
Expecting Someone Taller
The Flicker Men:  A Novel
Good Omens
The Gospel of Loki
Hounded
The Immortals
The Killing Moon
Lord of Light
Mythago Wood
Norse Code
Rosemary's Baby
Servant of the Underworld
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
The Sparrow
The Summer Tree
To Reign in Hell
Vellum
Voice of the Fire
morpheus

morpheus

The Horse and His Boy
The Last Battle
The Magician's Nephew
Parable of the Sower
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
The Silver Chair
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

Behold the Man
Day of the Minotaur
Deus Irae
Downward to the Earth
Necessity
Night's Master
Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Talents
Seven Surrenders
Too Like the Lightning
2
1
seattleotaku

seattleotaku

The Broken Sword
A Case of Conscience
The Dragon in the Sword
The Eternal Champion
The Jewel in the Skull
The King of the Swords
The Knight of the Swords
The Mad God's Amulet
Phoenix in Obsidian (The Silver Warriors)
The Queen of the Swords
The Runestaff
The Sword of the Dawn
Zer0es
5
4
3
2
1
spoltz

spoltz

Deus Irae
The Devil You Know
The Gargoyle
Out of the Silent Planet
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself
Roadside Picnic
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Valis
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

6
5
4
3
2
1
wecowo

wecowo

6
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

10 Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights
Anathem
Angels on Fire
Behold the Man
Between Two Fires
The Broken Kingdoms
Deception Well
Deus Irae
Dinner at Deviant's Palace
Elric
Four Roads Cross
God Stalk
The Hallowed Hunt
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods
The Mabinogion
Miserere: An Autumn Tale
Necessity
Penric and the Shaman
Raising the Stones
Sideshow
Song of Kali
Vast
A Voyage to Arcturus