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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Hard Core Sci-Fi 2017 Reading Challenge

Hard Core Sci-Fi 2017 Reading Challenge

Don't think that space opera is actually science fiction? Think that the operative word of "science fiction" should be "science?" This is the challenge for you! I wanted to read more hard science fiction this year and I hope you'll join me! The rules:

  • Only books listed in the "hard sci-fi" subgenre are elgible (so if it isn't, and you think it should be, add it to the sub-genres listed for the book)
  • Must be consistant with the science of the time in which it was written (it's okay if it's contradicted by later science).
  • Rereads of books read as recently as five years ago are permitted, but no earlier.
  • Since this seems to be the rarest of science fiction sub-genres I won't put any more limits on it than that!

However, I'd really like to encourage readers do a) do the reviews, and b) discuss the science behind the fiction in our forum discussion. Why? Because we're nerds, that's why, and science is fun!

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.

 Gypsum = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Quartz = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Cornundrum = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Hexagonal Diamond = 12 books + 6 reviews

Note: You must be a logged in member of WWEnd to join this challenge. Join WWEnd

Arrenby

Arrenby

Luna: Wolf Moon
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
daxxh

daxxh

Against Infinity
Blindsight
A Deepness in the Sky
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
Foreigner
House of Suns
Leviathan Wakes
Luna: Wolf Moon
The Prefect
Quantum Night
Tower of Glass
War Surf
Dlw28

Dlw28

Against Infinity
The Falling Sky
Jack Glass:  The Story of a Murderer
Luna: Wolf Moon
The Man Who Sold the Moon
Merchanter's Luck
Rimrunners
Rocannon's World
Stories of Your Life and Others
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Blindsight
Code of Conduct
A Darkling Sea
A Fall of Moondust
Foreigner
Gene Mapper
Halting State
Jack Glass:  The Story of a Murderer
The Last Policeman
Luna: New Moon
The Red: First Light
Saturn Run
km098

km098

6
5
4
3
2
1
majkia

majkia

Chasm City
A Darkling Sea
Deepsix
Downbelow Station
Firebird
Luna: New Moon
Mindstar Rising
Spin State
They Shall Have Stars
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

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

nea

3
2
1
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

Anvil of Stars
Cuckoo's Egg
Downbelow Station
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
Foreigner
The Forge of God
The Martian
Merchanter's Luck
Pandora's Star
The Rock Rats
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

Across the Sea of Suns
Great Sky River
In the Ocean of Night
New York 2140
Tides of Light
1
striker2550

striker2550

Have Space Suit - Will Travel
Raising Caine
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Against Infinity
Century Rain
Earth
Expedition to Earth
Hull Zero Three
Icehenge
The Masks of Time
Powersat
Saturn Run
The Time Ships
WWW: Wake
1