The Official UN-official SFF/SFF-KIT for 2018!!
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Welcome to the unofficial SFF-KIT for 2018!
The Wiki is here: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/2018_Unofficial_SFFKIT#2018_Official_...
It will be updated shortly!
Thanks, majkia, for doing that again for us this year!
Monthly challenges to be added here:
January: "Challenge tba" - hosted by fuzzi
February: "Urban Fantasy" hosted by mathgirl40
March: "Off World" hosted by Tanya-dogearedcopy
April: "Time Travel" hosted by virginiahomeschooler
May: "Rise Up" hosted by majkia
Rise up as in revolution, movements/groups/individuals undermining authority
June: "Series" hosted by DeltaQueen50
July: "Cyberpunk or Techno SFF" hosted by Kristelh
August: "Makes You Laugh" hosted by cmbohn
September: Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales hosted by whitewavedarling
October: "Historical and Alt-historical" hosted by christina_reads
November: "Creatures" hosted by LisaMorr
December: "This is how it ends" hosted by sushicat
Last year's challenges can be viewed here:
Pick a month and join us!
I'm reserving January for my own challenge, which I've not decided upon yet, ha!
Feel free to request a month and tell us your challenge.
I would like to take March and the theme of "Off World," stories that take place off of our own planet. I'm thinking of places like Mars (e.g. 'The Martian Chronicles' by Ray Bradbury,) the Moon (e.g. 'Artemis' by Andy Weir,) and also places like spaceships (e.g. 'Aurora' by Kim Stanley Robinson) or space stations (e.g. Star Trek Deep Space 9 novels.)
If this is too broad and/or someone would like to take "Other Planet" or "Space Travel," I'm open to splitting this up and taking either.
>3 Tanya-dogearedcopy: Good choice. This will motivate me to finally finish the last book of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy!
Could I do "Urban Fantasy" for February? If there is interest in (optionally) reading the works of a specific author, I'd like to suggest Charles de Lint.
I'd like to volunteer for April and do Time Travel, if that's not too narrow a theme?
All submitted challenges have been added to the OP. :)
>8 majkia: can you give us a description?
How about a Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales month? I'd be glad to host it in September if that's not too broad...
OP has been updated, but there are some months still available for anyone who has not yet hosted...?
I'd be more than willing to step aside for a newbie who wants to try hosting a month.
I will take June and my theme will be something I am always working on, Series!
How does it work? I wouljdn't mind hosting a month, but I don't know what categories there are.
>16 cmbohn: do any category you want to do! Look at this year's categories, and suggest a challenge.
You can pick a month now, or just wait. I recommend you reserve a month, as they went quickly last year.
Can I take August then, and my category will be Makes You Laugh. So anything funny!
>19 christina_reads: That works perfectly with the planned October Neal Stephenson group read, as he has several books that could fit in that category!
>20 mathgirl40: Ooh, didn't even think of that, but I'm glad it works out!
>23 virginiahomeschooler: I think it could work. It’s really hard to classify that work as belonging to any subgenre. Almost all the elements in the story are fictional so I don’t think of the novel as historical fiction. On the other hand, a lot of the book is devoted to ideas from the real history of math, physics and philosophy.
If November is still available, I'll volunteer! I was thinking of doing 'creatures'.
Link to this thread and the wiki have been posted on the main group page. I may join you for the time travel month -- any excuse to read a Doctor Who novel :D
>27 rabbitprincess: lol, me too. You were talking about the Christmas one on another thread, weren't you? I think I may have to get that one. I'm in the mood for some Christmas reading. And I'm always in the mood for the Doctor.
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