2012 Science Fiction Reader Challenge: March Link Up

Second month down!  We added another 20 different reviews to the previous ones from January. That’s a lot of sci-fi.  Thanks so much for being such willing participants.  While I haven’t gotten to reading everyone’s reviews yet, it’s on my long list of things to do over the next few days. I look forward to seeing what you guys came across last month as well as what you might have planned for March. 

The reviews from February included books from all of the twelve categories and broke down as such:

-          3 YA

-          2 Adult

-          1 Hugo winner

-          1 Modern Classic

-          1 Steampunk

-          2 Robots/Androids

-          2 Spaceships/Aliens

-          1 Time Travel

-          3 Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Utopia

-          1 Cyberpunk

-          1 Mad Scientists

I’ve once again refrained from creating charts and graphs. Would that be verging into “way too geeky” territory?

I was really excited to see that someone read one of my favorite books from childhood, The Giver by Lois Lowry. I haven’t read Laura’s review on Colorimetry yet, but I hope she loved it as much as I did as a kid and in all my subsequent re-readings over the years. I hope everyone else enjoyed their reads from the past month as well.

Also, I noticed that someone submitted a second book in a category that he’d already read, which is awesome. Bob at The Gilded Earlobe is flying through this challenge and I always love reading his reviews! Feel free to link up any sci-fi reviews you post even if it’s a category you’ve already covered. The more books reviewed and linked up, the more books we can discover!

This time last month, I said that I was going to read Partials by Dan Wells and Article 5 by Kristen Simmons. I actually managed to get to one of them! I reviewed Article 5 (Dystopia) a few weeks ago as well as The Burn by Annie Oldham (YA). Due to some other reviews that snuck up on me, I’m just starting Partials today and hope to get to The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder and Divergent by Veronica Roth sometime this month as well. Hopefully some other sci-fi books will sneak in there as well.

For a reminder, the challenge is to read at least one science fiction book for each of the following 12 categories:

YA/MG Science Fiction

Adult Science Fiction

Hugo Winner

Science Fiction Classic – Pre-1950s

Science Fiction Modern Classic – 1951-1992




Time Travel/Alternate History/Parallel Universe



Mad Scientists/Genetic Testing/Environmental Disaster


If you need ideas for any of the categories, just ask or check out the sign up page for additional ideas.

And now here is the linky for March.  Tell me what you’ve been reading or plan to be reading soon.  I look forward to chatting about even more science fiction as we explore the genre together!  When you link up your review, please put it in the format of Name (book title) category, so when I review Partials, I’d submit it as “Leslie @ WFTM (Partials) YA”.  That worked out pretty handy with my tracking.