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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

The 2017 William Gibson Read-Along

The 2017 William Gibson Read-Along

I propose spending 2017 in William Gibson territory. You can choose 3, 6, 9 or 13 books for the year, and please feel free to ignore the monthly schedule; any of Gibson's books at any time during the year. I'm going to attempt thirteen books, commencing with his collection of short stories Burning Chrome.

The Reading Schedule

  • January - Burning Chrome (1986)
  • February - Neuromancer (1984)
  • March - Count Zero (1986)
  • April - Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)
  • May - The Difference Engine (1990; with Bruce Sterling)
  • June - Virtual Light (1993)
  • July - Idoru (1996)
  • August - All Tomorrow's Parties (1999)
  • September - Pattern Recognition (2003)
  • October - Spook Country (2007)
  • November - Zero History (2010)
  • December - The Peripheral (2014)
  • Bonus Read, (anytime) - Distrust That Particular Flavor (2012) or IDW Publishing's Archangel* (2016-2017)

*Gibson's recent foray into comic book territory. It's a five-issue limited series and has been garnering praise in the blogosphere.

Please feel free to join me at any time. It would be great to be able to compare thoughts and reviews on any of these books.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction
Challenge Span: January 2017 – December 2017

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

 Novice = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Apprentice = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Journeyman = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Master = 13 books + 6 reviews

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daxxh

daxxh

Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
DrEvilO

DrEvilO

Burning Chrome (collection)
Neuromancer
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Grayman14

Grayman14

Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
illegible_scribble

illegible_scribble

All Tomorrow's Parties
Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
The Difference Engine
Distrust That Particular Flavor
Idoru
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
Pattern Recognition
The Peripheral
Spook Country
Virtual Light
Zero History
km098

km098

3
2
1
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

Burning Chrome (collection)
Burning Chrome (novelette)
Dogfight
Johnny Mnemonic (short story)
The Winter Market
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive
3
2
1
undutiness

undutiness

Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
The Difference Engine
Distrust That Particular Flavor
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

All Tomorrow's Parties
Burning Chrome (collection)
Count Zero
The Difference Engine
Distrust That Particular Flavor
Idoru
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Neuromancer
Pattern Recognition
The Peripheral
Spook Country
Virtual Light
Zero History