Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Challenge.
Time for a flight status check and how I'm progressing with my Mind Voyages challenge. I didn't have enough fuel to get beyond earth's atmosphere and have been orbiting earth for a while. I'm coming back in to refuel and make sure I have enough fuel this time to get beyond earth's atmosphere. Plus ground control has been monitoring my activities, telling me I've missed a few in flight procedural and checklist reports and I need to improve my job performance as commander.
So far I have finished:
The Demolished Man (review) by Alfred Bester
Dune by Frank Herbert (review) (1966 Hugo winner)
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (2006 Hugo Winner) Review will be forthcoming
Under the Dome (review) by Stephen King (side trip)
Eye of the World (review) by Robert Jordan (side trip)
Now that I've refueled, will be taking off and shooting for the moon again. The following books are waiting for me onboard.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury(1954 Hugo)
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (1960 Hugo)
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller (1961 Hugo)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (1967 Hugo)
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Phillip Jose Farmer (1972 Hugo)
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (1991 Hugo)
Shoot to Mercury to complete the Robert Heinlein Quest and read:
On to Uranus and Side Trip through the 70's
A Choice of Gods by Clifford Simak
Unclassified side trips
Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony
Death Dream by Ben Bova
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
There are so many other books I want to read on my wishlist including the 2010 Hugo nominees along with Philip Dick's The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. I have the your eyes are bigger than my stomach syndrome when it comes to books. The plan is to get through the books on my nightstand before buying anything else. Easier said than done, but I will be strong. I hear the whisper Resistance is futile being whispered in my ear.
I promised ground control I would check in on a regular basis so will be reporting in at least once a week. Ground control told me to take advantage of my flight crew, fellow mind voyagers and passengers in order to remain on schedule. I would appreciate any suggestions you have and let me know if there are any specific authors or books you like to see spotlighted. I am also broadcasting on all radio channels for in flight guest posters. So, if you would take over the controls for a day and be a guest poster on Mind Voyages, let me know.
"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!"
How are you progressing with your challenges?