2012 Science Fiction Reader Challenge: April Link Up

Where did March go? Somehow between the new season of Game of Thrones starting last night and realizing that I was in the middle of reading four different books at once (FOUR!), I forgot to post the Reader Challenge link up yesterday. How is everyone doing with the challenge?

In March we had 16 new reviews posted in the link up. Last month dystopian fiction was pretty popular as was steampunk. Someone even read one of my favorite gateway steampunk books, Soulless by Gail Carriger. Here's the break down of March reviews:


- 2 YA

- 1 Adult

- 1 Hugo winner

- 1 Pre-1950s Classic

- 3 Steampunk

- 1 Spaceships/Aliens

- 4 Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Utopia

- 3 Mad Scientists

Last month I said I planned on reading Partials by Dan Wells, Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder. Two out of three isn't bad! I also read Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel, The Fear Principle by BA Chepaitis and Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen (review posted today) and realized there are a lot more mad scientist/genetic testing YA fiction out there than I originally thought when I started this challenge. This month I'm aiming to read Fever by Lauren DeStefano, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder and the rest of the Jaguar Addams series.

If for some reason you posted up a review in March that didn't make it onto the link up post, feel free to link it in April. I just realized that I had a couple that didn't make it onto the March linky. 


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 April.  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 Fever, I’d submit it as “Leslie @ WFTM (Fever) Dystopian”.  That worked out pretty handy with my tracking.

Post your reviews for the WFTM Science Fiction Reader Challenge, so we can see what you've been reading!