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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

The WABAC Machine Reading Challenge

The WABAC Machine Reading Challenge

Join Sherman and Mr. Peabody and set the dial for at least 100 years ago.

For this challenge, read science fiction, fantasy, and horror published in 1919 or before. There's a lot out there, and if you read Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Arthur Conan Doyle as a kid, it is worth revisiting. On the pulp side, there is the early Edgar Rice Burroughs. For sheer weirdness, try L. Frank Baum. And the 19th and early 20th century remains the high point for horror fiction --M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen. Choose a classic or search out a hidden gem.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2021 – December 2021

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

 Sherman = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Mr. Peabody = 6 books + 2 reviews
 John Carter = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Captain Nemo = 12 books + 6 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

charlesdee

charlesdee

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devilinlaw

devilinlaw

The First Men in the Moon
The Invisible Man
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Machine Stops:  And Other Stories
The Metamorphosis
A Princess of Mars
Utopia
The War of the Worlds
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Beyond Life: Dizain des Demiurges
Hauntings: Fantastic Stories
Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940
Hneite

Hneite

Before Adam
The Blue Fairy Book
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Frankenstein:  or, The Modern Prometheus
Herland
Idylls of the King
The Invisible Man
The Metamorphosis
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)
The Time Machine
A Voyage to Arcturus
The War of the Worlds
thejessleigh

thejessleigh

The Turn of the Screw
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Weesam

Weesam

The Blazing World
The Castle of Wolfenbach
Doctor Faustus
Gulliver's Travels
Inferno
The Italian:  or the Confessional of the Black Penitents
The Mysteries of Udolpho
The Mysterious Island
The Orphan of the Rhine
Paradiso
Purgatorio
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen