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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Hard Core Sci-Fi 2018 Reading Challenge

Hard Core Sci-Fi 2018 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 2018 – December 2018

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

The Gone World
Gunpowder Moon
Remnant Population
Semiosis
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
daxxh

daxxh

Against Infinity
Artemis:  A Novel
Blindsight
Blood Music
The Last Policeman
Luna: Wolf Moon
The Prefect
Queen of Angels
Spin State
3
2
1
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Protector
2
1
kabelfritz

kabelfritz

The Three-Body Problem
2
1
Link

Link

The Dark Forest
Death's End
1
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
A Case of Conscience
The Centauri Device
Cuckoo's Egg
Downbelow Station
The Faded Sun: Kesrith
The Faded Sun: Kutath
The Faded Sun: Shon'jir
The Forge of God
The Fountains of Paradise
Merchanter's Luck
Shards of Honor
thereddeath

thereddeath

3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

Contact
Downbelow Station
The Peace War
Planet of Exile
Rendezvous with Rama
Rocannon's World
Startide Rising
Sundiver
The Time Ships
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Across the Sea of Suns
Arkwright
Furious Gulf
Great Sky River
Invader
The Listeners
Otherness
Raft
Sailing Bright Eternity
Solar Express
Survival
Tides of Light