1. Read a novel where a traditional science fiction element is explained fantastically: The God Engines, by John Scalzi
2. Read a novel where a traditional fantasy element is explained scientifically: Saints Astray, by Jacqueline Carey. Start date: 3/15/12. Finish date: 3/16/12. Rating: 2 1/2 stars. (Rounded down to 2 stars.)
3. Read a novel where both science fictional elements and fantasy elements are treated as equally factual: The Sea Thy Mistress, by Elizabeth Bear
4. Read a Dying Earth novel: All the Windwracked Stars, by Elizabeth Bear. Start date: 5/15/12. Finish date:
5. Read a Planetary Romance: The End of the Game, by Sheri S. Tepper
6. Read a Sword and Planet novel.
7. Read a novel set in a future with magic: Resurrection Man, by Sean Stewart
8. Read a novel with a computer/computers who are treated like gods: Silently and Very Fast, by Catherynne M. Valente?
9. Read a novel that involves psi powers: Black Sun Rising, by C.S. Friedman. Start date: 1/10/12. FInish date: 1/16/12. Rating: 3 1/2 stars. (Rounded down to 3 stars.)
10. Read a Lost Colony novel where the colony has reverted to a feudal system of some sort: The Chronicles of Mavin Manyshaped, by Sheri S. Tepper
Social Science Fiction
1. Read a utopian science fiction novel: Grail, by Elizabeth Bear. Start date: 1/22/12. Finish date: 1/27/12. Rating: 4 1/2 stars. (Rounded up to 5 stars.)
2. Read a dystopian science fiction novel: The Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
3. Read a novel addressing militarism/war: The Silver Ship and the Sea, by Brenda Cooper
4. Read a novel addressing gender: The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
5. Read a novel addressing sexuality: A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Read a novel addressing race: Mind of My Mind, by Octavia Butler
7. Read a novel addressing economic systems.
8. Read a novel addressing religion: Towing Jehovah, by James Morrow
9. Read a novel that was banned/censored because of its politics: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
10. Read an anthropological science fiction novel.
1. Read a novel using faster-than-light travel: Agent of Change, by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Start date: 6/7/12. Finish date: 6/8/12. Rating: 3 1/2 stars. (Rounded up to 4 stars.)
2. Read a novel with a hard speed-of-light cap on travel.
3. Read a novel involving a military unit/soldier: Expendable, by James Alan Gardner. Start date: 3/10/12. Finish date: 3/10/12. Rating: 4 stars.
4. Read a novel involving a con man/woman.
5. Read a novel with aliens: The Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi
6. Read a novel without aliens:
7. Read a near-future space opera: Leviathan Wakes, by James S. A. Corey
8. Read a far-future space opera: Conflict of Honors, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Start date: 6/8/12. Finish date: 6/8/12. Rating: 4 1/2 stars. (Rounded up to 5 stars.)
9. Read a space western: Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams, by C. L. Moore
10. Read a novel involving an interstellar war: Warchild, by Karin Lowachee
1. Read a novel published in the last 12 months.
2. Read a novel published by a small press: God's War, by Kameron Hurley
3. Read a novel with cover art that you love.
4. Read a novel with cover art that you hate: Vigilant, by James Alan Gardner
5. Read a novel with less than 150 pages.
6. Read a novel with between 350 and 450 pages: Air: or Have Not Have, by Geoff Ryman
7. Read a novel with over 700 pages: Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis
8. Read a paperback original: Spin State, by Chris Moriarty
9. Read a novel that has been out of print for at least ten years: An Earthly Crown, by Kate Elliott
10. Read a novel that was blurbed by one of your favorite authors.