2010 Mind Voyages Science Fiction Fantasy Challenge

Mind Voyages

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Challenge

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 

Hosted by me

Science fiction and fantasy books have always been my one true love ever since I read my first sci fi book back in the 70's.  Whether it was Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Clark, Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Piers Anthony, Anne McCaffrey or Robert Silverberg who captured me first, I don't remember.   When I recently came across the Hugo Award Web site,  the list of winners made my mouth water and tickled my imagination.   All the books on the list looked so good that I decided to read through the list, starting with the oldest.  But all those who were nominated looked too good to pass up, so decide okay, will take some side trips and read some of the nominees.   Other ideas started popping up in my brain.  That's what the sci-fi and fantasy genre does to you - expands your mind and gives you ideas.  

Science Fiction and Fantasy - what do you think of when you hear those words?  I think of books with adventure, exploration, mind altering worlds, knights, dragons, cool space ships, alternate realities, magical quests, new technology,  evil villains and heroes.  Books that entertain and enlighten, books that take you away, books that take you on a voyage - a mind voyage.

So come take a mind voyage with me - explore the hugo and nebula winners, take side trips through the different decades reading the nominees, check out Philip K. Dick and Robert Heinlein.    Plus, since I like a wide variety of books and like to explore, can't possibly imagine a reading challenge without exploring new releases that come out in 2010.


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 any of the  voyages, include some new books you pick up along the way and enjoy the ride.

I have set up a separate blog site for the challenge:  www.scifimindvoyages.blogspot.com.  Sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating post" below the introduction post.

The Rules are simple:

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.  
  2. Participants may join at any time.
  3. All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
  4. Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2010.
  5. Books may overlap other challenges.
  6. Create an entry post linking to the Mind Voyages blog. 
  7. You don't have to decide before hand what you will be reading. 
  8. You don't have a blog to participate.
  9. Have fun and be creative 

Looking forward to the challenge and having fun.  If you have any suggestions, recommendations, or questions, please email me.


  1. That sounds like a really fun challenge! I'm not sure I have room for more, but I'll add this to my list of possibilities.

  2. Wow! Sounds like a fun one!!

  3. Definitely in, definitely on the Pluto Voyage :) I'll get a post up when I can, but until then just know that I'm IN!


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