2012 Science Fiction Reader Challenge: September Link Up

Wow, I'm so behind already this month. Four days in and I'm just now getting the link up post together. I'm blaming a days long migraine, so thank you for your patience. You guys are awesome!

August saw 15 reviews being linked up with a lot of good book choices like Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and Brave New World, one of my favorites from high school. Everything linked up covered 9 out of the 12 catagories, and dystopian titles were really popular with you guys in August. I hope you're all enjoying your reads!

The reviews break down as such:

- 1 YA/MG Science Fiction

- 1 Hugo Winners

- 2 Pre-1950s

- 1 Modern Classic

- 1 Spaceships/Aliens

- 2 Time Travel/Alternate History/Parallel Universe

- 5 Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Utopia

- 1 Cyberpunk

- 1 Mad Scientists/Genetic Testing/Environmental Disaster

Last month I made a very modest plan to read three books since the Olympics took over a few weeks of my life and work was madness. I wanted to read Feed by Mira Grant, Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear, and Origin by Jessica Khoury. I'm proud to say that I read two of the three, though Innocent Darkness turned out not to be steampunk at all (in my opinion) so I didn't count it as part of the challenge. Feed, on the other hand, knocked me out, it was so good. Origin has been started, but I'm not too far into it yet. I also added on the barely alien sci-fi I Am Number Four, but haven't reviewed it yet. Look for that on Thursday.

This month I have a ton of things scheduled for the blog, so my reading schedule is pretty set. I hope to finish Origin as well as read The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore and Perception by Lee Strauss. It will hopefully be a zombie-tastic month with me getting to Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel and Shadows by Ilsa J Bick, both sequels to two of my favorite reads in the last year.


Whatever you have planned for September, I hope you enjoy it. I'm looking forward to making time out to check out everyone's reviews. If for some reason you posted up a review in August that didn't make it onto the link up post, feel free to link it this month. I'll be doing the same.

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 July.  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.