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Subject: 3Q 2012 SF Challenge "Awards" /TRACK
Date Posted: 6/21/2012 6:31 PM ET
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Welcome to the 2012 SF Challenge for the third quarter of 2012, which runs from July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 

The topical theme of this challenge ( SF Awards ), as well as the ten categories within it, were chosen through a group-consensus process of voting on this forum.  If you are interested in that process, see the Let's Choose A Topic thread and the Let's Choose Categories thread.   The process for selecting the fourth quarter challenge will begin approximately September 1, 2012, on a new thread.

The challenge is to read one book in each of the ten categories within the quarter.  You can also choose the light version (any 3) or medium version (any 6) if ten is too many.   To participate, cut and paste the category list below onto a new post on this /TRACK thread.  Then you can come back and edit it as you choose books to read, or as you finish them, or anything else like that.  But if you have questions about the challenge, or want to discuss the challenge or books to fill the categories, then find the /DISCUSS thread for 3Q 2012.  This thread you are on is just for tracking posts.

There are a few Bonus Categories provided as well.  Bonus categories don't count in terms of meeting the challenge, but you still get to publish on your tracking post, so everyone knows you read it.

Cut-and-paste from below this line into your tracking post.  You may or may not wish to delete the examples in your tracking copy.

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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten,   Medium: any six,   Light: any three,   Other...)
  • Re-reads: (None,   Any,   Limited to...)
  • Double-counts: (None,   One,   Limited to...)

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award
  • #8 a multiple award winning novel (example: Hugo+Nebula)
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus (example: Analog, Asimovs, SF Site)
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work (example: Nebula anthologies)

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • #11 view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • #12 winning novels of any other SF award
  • #13 other SF Books
  • #14 related Non-Fiction


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CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Among Others, Jo Walton, 7/27/12
  • Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Embassytown, China Mieville, 9/2/12
  • Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Directive 51
  • James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work - Troll: A Love Story, Johanna Sinisalo, 7/4/12
  • Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee - Vacuum Diagrams, Points of Departure
  • Prometheus Award winning novel - Marooned in Real Time
  • winning novel of a non-US-based award - The Starry Rift; 2009 Aurealis Award
  • multiple award winning novel - Rainbows End, A Deepness in the Sky, Blue Mars, The Fountains of Paradise
  • SF Chronical Reader Award, 1993 - A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
  • best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work (example: Nebula anthologies)

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • winning novels of any other SF award
  • other SF Books - The Possession of Paavo Deshin, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, 8/26/12; Sector C, Phoenix Sullivan, 9/12/12; The Long Earth, Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett, 9/21/12


 



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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten,   Medium: any six,   Light: any three,   Other...)
  • Re-reads: (None,   Any,   Limited to...)
  • Double-counts: (None,   One,   Limited to...)

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later: Blackout, by Connie Willis
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later: All Clear, by Connie Willis
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later: Leviathan Wakes, by James S. A. Corey
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work: Air, or Have Not Have, by Geoff Ryman
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee: Warchild, by Karin Lowachee
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award
  • #8 a multiple award winning novel (example: Hugo+Nebula)
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus (example: Analog, Asimovs, SF Site)
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work (example: Nebula anthologies)

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • #11 view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • #12 winning novels of any other SF award
  • #13 other SF Books


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Date Posted: 6/21/2012 11:21 PM ET
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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten,   Medium: any six,   Light: any three,   Other...)
  • Re-reads: (None,   Any,   Limited to...)
  • Double-counts: (Between fantasy challenge and this one)

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi - Finished 8/1
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work - Left Hand of Darkness, Red Mars, Fisherman of the Inland Sea
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee - Anubis Gates, Carnival
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel - Ha'penny by Jo Walton -- Finished 7/9
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award - Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut -- Finished 7/14
    #8 a multiple award winning novel (example: Hugo+Nebula) To Say Nothing of the Dog,
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus ( Entertaining version of NPRSnow Crash by Neal Stephenson -- Finished 8/7
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work (example: Nebula anthologies)

BONUS CATEGORIES



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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten, Medium: any six, Light: any three, Other...)
  • Re-reads: (None)
  • Double-counts: (None..)
  • RED IS READ

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later   The City & the City by China Mieville
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later   Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear (2011 Locus Nominee)
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work   The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (2009 Tiptree winner)
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel   Glasshouse by Charles Stross (2007 Prometheus award winner)
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award
  • #8 a multiple award winning novel   Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2009 Prometheus award winner and 2009 John W Campbell award winner)
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus  Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work    The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2007) edited by Gardner Dozois

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • #11 view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • #12 winning novels of any other SF award
  • #13 other SF Books   Beneath Gray Skies by Hugh Ashton


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Date Posted: 6/22/2012 2:08 PM ET
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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten)
  • Re-reads: (Limited to not read in past 25 years)
  • Double-counts: (None within this challenge)

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Echo, by Jack McDevitt, 2010 - finished 9/14/12 ****
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Embassytown, by China Miéville, 2011 - finished 7/8/12 ****
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later - Zero History, by William Gibson, 2010 - finished 8/19/12 **
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work - Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, by Dubravka Ugrešić, 2007/2009 - finished 8/11/12 ***
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee - Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan, 2003 - finished 7/18/12 ***
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel - Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, 2011 - finished 9/6/12 ***
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award - Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds, 2001 - finished 8/5/12 ****
  • #8 a multiple award winning novel - The Fountains of Paradise, by Arthur C. Clarke, 1979 - finished 8/25/12 ****
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus - I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, 1954 - finished 8/20/12 ****
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work - Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel - finished 8/31/12 *****

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • #11 view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • #12 winning novels of any other SF award
  • #13 other SF Books
  • #14 related Non-Fiction - Physics of the Impossible, by Michio Kaku, 2008 - finished 9/22/12 ****
  • #15 other Books - A Farewell To Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, 1929 - finished 9/20/12 ***


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Date Posted: 7/3/2012 5:34 AM ET
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MY GOALS

  • July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.
  • Number of categories: (Full: all ten, Medium: any six, Light: any three, Other...)
  • Re-reads: (None, Any, Limited to...)
  • Double-counts: (None, One, Limited to...)

CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  • #1 a Nebula Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #2 a Hugo Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #3 a Locus Award winning novel, or nominee, 2010 or later
  • #4: A James Tiptree, Jr. Award winner or short-listed work
  • #5: A Philip K. Dick Award winner or nominee
  • #6 a Prometheus Award winning novel
  • #7 a winning novel of a non-US-based award
  • #8 a multiple award winning novel (example: Hugo+Nebula)
  • #9 a winning novel from a reader poll other than Locus (example: Analog, Asimovs, SF Site)
  • #10 a best of the year anthology containing at least one award winning short work (example: Nebula anthologies)

BONUS CATEGORIES

  • #11 view a Hugo Dramatic Presentation Award winner
  • #12 winning novels of any other SF award
  • #13 other SF Books