Since I plan to explore the science fiction genre this year, this ongoing challenge hosted by Rinn Reads is a great addition for me. Rinn made a list that includes not only science fiction classics but also newer books and young adult sf. I'm really looking forward to it, because the chosen books all sound quite interesting. The only annoying part is, that I probably won't read any ot those young adult books, because I try to read less YA stuff this year. But that doesn't really matter, because there is always the next year ;) If you are interested in this challenge, just keep on reading, to find out which books are on Rinn's list.


'Classic' Science Fiction (3/30)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Dune by Frank Herbert

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Solaris by Frank Herbert

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller jr.

Ringworld by Larry Niven

The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven

1984 by George Orwell

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The War of Worlds by H. G. Wells

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham


Newer Science Fiction (4/16)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Consider Phlebas by Ian M. Banks

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Guardians of Paradise by Jaine Fenn

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Mockingbird by Walter Tevis


Young Adult Science Fiction (2/12)

Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Legend by Marie Lu

Cinder by Melissa Meyer

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Divergent by Veronica Roth

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

What's Left Of Me by Kat Zhang


The books I've already read are crossed out - unfortunately I just read 9 out of 58, so there is a lot to do for me :)


If you want to find out more about the challenges I'm participating in, just visit this page.