Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mind Voyages Challenge



I found the Mind Voyages challenge, which is hosted by Robin of My Two Blessings, and I figured I'd join, since I was looking at the Hugo and Nebula lists just recently, thinking I'd like to read some of the books from the list.  Here is the challenge:

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

Go into Warp Drive and visit the other planets
Jupiter Voyage:   Go side tripping 90's Style
Saturn:  Go Side Tripping 80's Style
Uranus: Go Side Tripping 70's Style
Neptune Voyage:  Go Side Tripping through the 50's and 60's
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.
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I'm not sure what I'll be reading yet, although I know I'm going to try to do the Moon Voyage, and the Slingshot back to Earth voyage.  I'll probably try to get the Mars Voyage in as well.  (Do you know if you type voyage enough times, it starts to look really weird?)  I'll see from there what I can fit in.  This sounds like a fun challenge.

ETA:  Okay, since I love lists, I'm going to try to figure out what I'm going to read.  It's all subject to change.
Moon Voyage:
1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
3. Dune by Frank Herbert
4. Ringworld by Larry Niven
5. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (will be a re-read)
6. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (also a re-read)
Sling shot back to Earth:
1. The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy
2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
3. The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

That's all I'm going to plan for now, I'll see how it goes with these ones before I plan anything else.

1 comment:

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Welcome to the Challenge Brenda. Yes, I know what you mean about typing the word voyage. Looking forward to the challenge and hearing about what books you decide to read.