Reading Science Fiction

This looks fun.

My Two Blessings has started a blog for reading Science Fiction – Mind Voyages (cool name).

It’s a great challenge for 2010 and I’m going to join. I was fascinated to see how many of the books I’ve already read.

Voyages

Moon Voyage :  Read at least 6 winners on the Hugo Winners List

Sling shot back to Earth:  Read at least  3 winners on the Nebula Winner’s List

Venus Voyage: Philip K. Dick Quest  – Read at least 2 of his books

I don’t think I’ve ever read any. I’ll have to fix that.

Mercury  Voyage:   Robert Heinlein Quest – Read at least 2 of his books

I did the whole Heinlein thing years ago. Then last year I read four of his early juvenile novels and have 8 more to read.

  • 1947  Rocket Ship Galileo
  • 1948   Space Cadet
  • 1949 Red Planet
  • 1950   Farmer in the Sky, (Retro Hugo Award, 1951)
  • 1958   Have Space Suit—Will Travel
  • 1958   Methuselah’s Children
  • 1961 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 1966   The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • 1973   Time Enough for Love
  • 1984 Job: A Comedy of Justice
  • 1985 The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Mars Voyage:   Read at least 6 winners on the Hugo List and take a side trip through the 21st century and read at least 4 nominees.

I’ve read 2!

  • 2000 Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • 2000 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Go into Warp Drive and visit the other planets

Jupiter Voyage:   Go side tripping 90’s Style

  • 1992 Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  • 1990 Prentice Alvin by Orson Scott Card

Saturn:  Go Side Tripping 80’s Style

  • 1989 Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
  • 1988 Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
  • 1985 Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1984 Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

Uranus: Go Side Tripping 70’s Style

  • 1977 Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  • 1974 Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein

Neptune Voyage:  Go Side Tripping through the 50’s and 60’s

  • 1966 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1959 Have Spacesuit – Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 1951 retro nominee from 2001 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • 1946 retro award from 1996 That Hideous Strength (alt: The Tortured Planet (1958 US)) by C. S. Lewis

The Voyage I’m choosing – because I love the title of the voyage and because I have some from each list that I want to explore.

The I’m going to Pluto because Pluto is still a planet as far as I’m concerned Voyage: Mix it up, choose the number of books you want to read from each voyage, include some new books you pick up along the way and enjoy the ride.

Philip K Dick:

  • 1968 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Adapted for the motion picture “Blade Runner”

Hugo Award Winners:

I see a lot more by Connie Willis that I want to try including Passage, Blackout, and Remake.

From the ’80s I’m picking this one. My maiden name is Pope and this is an author I’ve never even heard of.

  • 1982 Project Pope by Clifford D. Simak
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One Response to Reading Science Fiction

  1. Hi Laura,

    So glad you decided to join in on the challenge. I’ve read quite a few myself and looking forward to reading the ones I haven’t. It will be fun and I’m working on some giveaways and other things. Look forward to hearing what you think about the books.

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