Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Challenge Complete - 2012 Speculative Fiction Challenge


Objective:
To try and enjoy a large range of speculative fiction including horror, fantasy and Science Fiction. Check out my pre challenge post here!

Aim:
Obsessed Level: Read 48 Speculative Fiction Novels.

Result:
Well this is the final 2012 challenge and I completed it in time! I was cutting it close of course but I did pick the hardest target.

I've read-

Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins
The Two Faces of Tomorrow
James P Hogan
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Robert Heinlein
The Postman
David Brin
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson
Robopocalypse
Daniel H. Wilson
Soon I Will Be Invincible
Austin Grossman
The End of Eternity
Isaac Asimov
The Last Man of Earth Club
Paul R. Hardy
Gamers
Thomas K. Carpenter
Containment
Christian Cantrell
On Dark Shores: The Lady
J.A. Clement
Fezariu's Epiphany
David M. Brown
This Dark Magic
Chryse Wymer
The Eyes of the Dead
G.R. Yeates
Known Afterlife
Trey Copeland
Shadowing: A Henchman's Tale
Kat Zantow
Sorcerer's Legacy
Janny Wurts
Foundation for the Lost
Scott Rhine
Beloved of the Fallen
Savannah Kline
Mirror Shards: Volume One
Edited by Thomas K. Carpenter
Saving JFK
W. Green
War of the Witch
Angel Haze
The God Virus
J.E. Murphy
Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie
The Last Unicorn
Peter S. Beagle
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame
Watership Down
Richard Adams
The Princess Bride
William Goldman
The Dragon and The George
Gordon R. Dickson
The Broken Sword
Poul Anderson
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K Le Guin
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
Over Sea, Under Stone
Susan Cooper
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Scavengers
Cynthia Echterling
The Harvest
Scott Nicholson
Gabriel's Redemption
Steve Umstead
Gabriel's Return
Steve Umstead
Future Destinies
Chris Turner
What Came After
Sam Winston
Tending The Fire
Erin L. Snyder
Liberator's Ruin
P.J. Johns
Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru
Michael A. Martin / Andy Mangels

I involved a wide range of novels for this challenge, from modern indie authors to classic novels from the last century. It was a real eye opener trying to read so many books within the speculative fiction umbrella which has really highlighted the diversity there.

Summary:
I enjoyed this challenge, but in reality I probably would have read 48 Speculative Fiction books anyway without the challenge being present.