2011 Locus Challenge

We at The Ranting Dragon love fantasy and speculative fiction in general, and are always looking to expand our horizons, as well as promote the genres we love best. Therefore, after recently receiving our February 2011 issue of Locus, we’ve decided to launch a campaign to increase the number of ballots cast in the 2011 Locus annual poll and survey in April 2011. You don’t need to be a subscriber to vote, though subscribers’ votes count twice.

What do you get out of this besides reading great books? For one, many publishers have generously donated recommended books that you can win through our giveaways! Also stay tuned because if you vote in April, you’ll get even more chances to win some great 2011 books that just might make next year’s lists.

Remember to bookmark this page, as it will be the ultimate unofficial guide to the 2011 Locus poll & survey. Check here often for new campaign-related posts, and follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements. You can also access our reviews of all eligible works, regardless of whether they were recommended by Locus.

Challenge Information:
Mission Statement | Specific Goals | What You Can Do

Categories:
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | YA | Debut
Collection | Anthology | Non-fiction/Art Book
Novella | Novelette | Short Story
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Mission Statement: Promote speculative fiction in general and connect younger readers to more speculative fiction titles via Locus.

Specific Goals: (top)

  • Increase the number of ballots for the Locus poll & survey. Last year, only 680 ballots were cast. We hope we can encourage our readers (on track to exceeding 10,000 unique visitors in March 2011) to become more involved. We want to improve upon last year’s figures!
  • Increase the number and percentage of young readers who submit ballots to the Locus poll & survey. Last year, only 16 people under the age 30 voted. We know that the young adult market is booming, and would love to have more young readers exposed to speculative fiction titles.
  • Increase the number and percentage of female readers who submit ballots to the Locus poll & survey. Over the last decade, the percentage of women voters has increased, but last year, men accounted for 60% of the votes, and women 40%. We want to increase the voting number in general and have the percentages be more balanced at 50/50.
  • Read, review, and rank as many books as we can on the Locus recommended reading list.
  • Post our voting guide on April 4, 2011 (this will, however, include all eligible books, not just those on the list).
  • Encourage others to read as many books on the Locus recommended reading list.
  • Encourage everyone to vote by April 15, 2011!

What You Can Do: (top)

  • Pledge to participate in our challenge by reading books from the recommended reading list and vote in the poll & survey between April 4 – April 15, 2011. Pledge to do so by commenting below. Only pledges will be eligible for our Locus giveaways!
  • Tweet about this challenge and your continuing participation by using the hashtag #RDChallenge.
  • Blog about this challenge and your continuing participation and link to us. Send your links to benni@rantingdragon.com and we’ll do our best to acknowledge everyone. Or, write a guest review for us and we’ll feature your blog!
  • Contribute to The Ranting Dragon as a writer and/or editor. To apply, please send an e-mail to benni@rantingdragon.comwith the following:
    • Writers
      • Writing Excerpt—one book review in our format (reviews of books on the recommended reading list are encouraged; multiple book reviews are welcome)
      • Books on the recommended reading list you would like to review for this challenge
      • Short introduction of yourself and why you’d like to help
      • Anticipated involvement level
      • Resumes are welcome but not mandatory
    • Editors
      • Redline edits to any review or article on this site
      • Short introduction of yourself and why you’d like to help
      • Anticipated involvement level
      • Resumes are welcome but not mandatory
    • Guest Reviews

Many thanks to the following artists who granted their permission to use the images above: Stephan Martinière for the cover of The Dervish House by Ian McDonald, Sam Weber for the cover of Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve, Kekai Kotaki for the cover of The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, and Bryan P. Sola for the cover of Clarkesworld #41.

Science Fiction (top)Birdbrain, Johanna Sinisalo (Peter Owen)
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Blackout / All Clear, Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
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Brain Thief, Alexander Jablokov (Tor)
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Chill, Elizabeth Bear (Ballantine Spectra)
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CryoBurn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
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The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)
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Directive 51, John Barnes (Ace)
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Feed, Mira Grant (Orbit)
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Hull Zero Three, Greg Bear (Orbit US)
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The Passage, Justin Cronin (Ballantine)

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Sleepless, Charlie Huston (Ballantine)
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Starbound, Joe Haldeman (Ace)
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Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks (Orbit; Orbit UK)
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Terminal World, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz; Ace)
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Yarn, Jon Armstrong (Night Shade Books)

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Zendegi, Greg Egan (Night Shade Books; Gollancz)
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Zero History, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
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Fantasy (top)

The Bards of Bone Plain, Patricia A. McKillip (Ace)
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The Bird of the River, Kage Baker (Tor)
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The Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemison (Orbit) (write-in candidate)

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Changeless, Gail Carriger (Orbit US)
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A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (Doubleday; Orion)
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The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett (Ballantine Del Rey; HarperVoyager)

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The Folding Knife, K. J. Parker (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
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The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
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The Golden Age, Michal Ajvaz, translated by Andrew Oakland (Dalkey Archive)
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The Habitation of the Blessed, Catherynne M. Valente (Night Shade Books)
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The Half-Made World, Felix Gilman (Tor)

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Hespira, Matthew Hughes (Night Shade Books)
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Horns, Joe Hill (Morrow; Gollancz)
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The House of Discarded Dreams, Ekaterina Sedia (Prime Books)
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The Jade Man’s Skin, Daniel Fox (Del Rey)
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Kings of the North, Cecelia Holland (Forge)
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Kraken, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Ballantine Del Rey)
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A Matter of Blood, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz)
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Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde (Viking; Hodder & Stoughton)
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The Sorcerer’s House, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell (Random House)
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Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin Canada; Roc)
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Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
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The Wolf Age, James Enge (Pyr)
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Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Jacana South Africa; Angry Robot UK; Angry Robot US)

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Young Adult (top)

Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse)
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The Boneshaker, Kate Milford (Clarion)
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Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins UK; Greenwillow)
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Factotum, D. M. Cornish (Omnibus Australia; Fickling UK; Putnam)
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Fever Crumb, Philip Reeve (Scholastic)
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I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; Harper)
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The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 7: Lord Sunday, Garth Nix (Scholastic Press; HarperCollins UK)
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Kid vs. Squid, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury)
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Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

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Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press; Walker UK)
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Pathfinder, Orson Scott Card (Simon Pulse)
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Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
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Thresholds, Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Viking)
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The White Cat, Holly Black (Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books)
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Debut (First Novel) (top)

A Book of Tongues, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)
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The Bookman, Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot UK; Angry Robot US)
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Clowns at Midnight, Terry Dowling (PS Publishing)
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The Dream of Perpetual Motion, Dexter Palmer (Picador)
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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu (Pantheon)
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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin (Orbit)

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The Last Page, Anthony Huso (Tor)
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The Loving Dead, Amelia Beamer (Night Shade Books)
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Meeks, Julia Holmes (Small Beer Press)
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The Native Star, M. K. Hobson (Ballantine Spectra)
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Noise, Darin Bradley (Spectra)
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The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz; Tor 2011)
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Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord (Small Beer Press)
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The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff (Razorbill)
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Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
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Collection (top)

Amberjack: Tales of Fear and Wonder, Terry Dowling (Subterranean Press)
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The Ammonite Violin & Others, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
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The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson, Kim Stanley Robinson (Night Shade Books)
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The Best of Larry Niven, Larry Niven (Subterranean Press)
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Case and the Dreamer: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon: Volume XIII, Theodore Sturgeon (North Atlantic)
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The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 3: The Saturn Game, Poul Anderson (NESFA Press)
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The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Five: Nine Black Doves, Roger Zelazny (NESFA Press)
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The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Six: The Road to Amber, Roger Zelazny (NESFA Press)
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Deep Navigation, Alastair Reynolds (NESFA Press)
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Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, Sandra McDonald (Lethe Press)
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The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter Jon Williams (Night Shade Books)
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Hard-Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance, Jack Vance (Subterranean Press)
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Holiday, M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon Press)
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Journeys, Ian R. MacLeod (Subterranean Press)
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The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories, Peter Straub (Subterranean Press)
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Leviathan Wept and Other Stories, Daniel Abraham (Subterranean Press)
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Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle, Peter S. Beagle (Subterranean Press)
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Mysteries of the Diogenes Club, Kim Newman (MonkeyBrain Books)
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Occultation, Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
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On the Banks of the River of Heaven, Richard Parks (Prime Books)
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The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, Holly Black (Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House)
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Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories, Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Golden Gryphon Press)
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Selected Stories, Fritz Leiber (Night Shade Books)
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The Sky that Wraps, Jay Lake (Subterranean Press)
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The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon Publications)
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What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer Press)
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Anthology (top)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Viking)
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade Books)
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The Best of Talebones, Patrick Swenson, ed. (Fairwood Press)
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Black Wings: New Tales Of Lovecraftian Horror, S. T. Joshi, ed. (PS Publishing)
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Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tachyon Publications)
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Godlike Machines, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (SFBC)
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Is Anybody Out There?, Nick Gevers & Marty Halpern, eds. (DAW)
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The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 21, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson; Running Press)
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Sprawl, Alisa Krasnostein, ed. (Twelfth Planet Press)
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Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders, eds. (Eos)
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Sympathy for the Devil, Tim Pratt, ed. (Night Shade Books)
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Warriors, George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Tor)
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The Way of the Wizard, John Joseph Adams, ed. (Prime Books)
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The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans, et al, eds. (Wesleyan University Press)
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Wings of Fire, Jonathan Strahan & Marianne S. Jablon, ed. (Night Shade Books)
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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 Edition, Rich Horton, ed. (Prime Books)
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The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)
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Year’s Best SF 15, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds. (Eos)
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Zombies vs. Unicorns, Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier, eds. (McElderry)
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Non-fiction/Art (top)

80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler & Debbie Notkin, eds. (Aqueduct Press)
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The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Bruce Shaw (McFarland)
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Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies, Bud Webster (The Merry Blacksmith Press)
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Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)
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The Bird King and Other Sketches, Shaun Tan (Windy Hollow Books)
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British Science Fiction and Fantasy: Twenty Years and Two Surveys, Paul Kincaid & Niall Harrison (BSFA)
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C.M. Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary, Mark Rich (McFarland)
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Color and Light, James Gurney (Andrews McMeel)
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Conversations with Octavia Butler, Consuela Francis, ed. (University Press of Mississippi)
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Dragon’s Domain, Bob Eggleton (Impact)
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Exposé 8, Daniel Wade, ed. (Ballistic)
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A Fine Line: Scratchboard Illustrations, Scott McKowan (Firefly Books)
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Hallucinations, William Stout (Flesk Publications)
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Inspirations, William Stout (Flesk Publications)
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Instructions, Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess (HarperCollins)
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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years, Kevin J. Anderson, ed. (Galaxy)
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The Legend of Steel Bashaw, Petar Meseldzija (Flesk Publications)
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Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth, Donato Giancola (Underwood Books)
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OtherWorlds: How to Imagine, Paint and Create Epic Scenes of Fantasy, Tom Kidd (F + W Publications/Impact)
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Outermost: The Art + Life of Jack Gaughan, Luis Ortiz (Nonstop Press)
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Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
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Science Fiction, Imperialism, and the Third World: Essays on Postcolonial Literature and Film, Ericka Hoagland & Reema Sarwal, eds. (McFarland)
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Spectrum 17: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
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Star Wars Art: Visions, J. W. Rinzler, ed. (Abrams)
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Taking Reality by Surprise, Daniel Merriam (Monarch Editions)
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Novella (top)

Bone and Jewel Creatures, Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean Press)
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Chicken Little,” Cory Doctorow (Gateways)
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Cloud Permutations, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
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The Curious Adventure of the Jersey Devil,” Michael D Winkle (Panverse 2)
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Dead Man’s Run,” Robert Reed (F&SF 11-12/10)
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Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance,” Paul Park (F&SF 1-2/10)
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A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat it Entails),” Sean Williams (Godlike Machines)
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A History of Terraforming,” Robert Reed (Asimov’s 7/10)
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Jackie’s Boy,” Steven Popkes (Asimov’s 4-5/10)
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Kentauros, Gregory Feeley (New Haven Review)
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The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window,” Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ‘10)
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The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean Press)
Read

The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon,” Elizabeth Hand (Stories)
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Mammoths of the Great Plains,” Eleanor Arnason (Mammoths of the Great Plains)
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The Mystery Knight,” George R. R. Martin (Warriors)
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Phantom Sense,” Richard A. Lovett & Mark Niemann-Ross (Analog 11/10)
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The Rift,” John G. Hemry (Analog 10/10)
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Seven Cities of Gold, David Moles (PS Publishing)
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Several Items of Interest,” Rick Wilber (Asimov’s 10-11/10)
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The Sultan of the Clouds,” Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s 9/10)
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The Taborin Scale, Lucius Shepard (Subterranean Press)
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Troika,” Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines)
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Novelette (top)

“—30—,” Laird Barron (Occultation)
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Amor Fugit,” Alexandra Duncan (F&SF 3-4/10)
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Amor Vincit Omnia,” K.J. Parker (Subterranean, Summer ‘10)
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Black and White Sky,” Tanith Lee (Brighton Shock)
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Blind Cat Dance,” Alexander Jablokov (Asimov’s 3/10)
Buy | Official Site

The Bodhisattvas,” Gord Sellar (Subterranean Spring ‘10)
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Braiding the Ghosts,” C.S.E. Cooney (Clockwork Phoenix 3)
Read

Brownian Emotion,” Tom Holt (Subterranean Spring ‘10)
Read

Butterfly and the Blight at the Heart of the World,” Lavie Tidhar (Daily Science Fiction 9/3/10)
Read

The Cage,” A.M. Dellamonica (Tor.com 7/28/10)
Read

The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn,” Diana Peterfreund (Zombies vs. Unicorns)
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Chimbwi,” Jim Hawkins (Interzone 3-4/10)
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Dr. Death vs. the Vampire,” Aaron Schutz (F&SF 5-6/10)
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Eating at the End-of-the-World Café,” Dale Bailey (F&SF 9-10/10)
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Eight Miles,” Sean McMullen (Analog 9/10)
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Errant,” Diana Peterfreund (Kiss Me Deadly)
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The Fool Jobs,” Joe Abercrombie (Swords & Dark Magic)
Buy | Excerpt

Frankenstein, Frankenstein,” Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 10-11/10)
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Goats of Glory,” Steven Erikson (Swords & Dark Magic)
Buy | Excerpt

In the Stacks,” Scott Lynch (Swords & Dark Magic)
Buy | Excerpt

A Jar of Goodwill,” Tobias S. Buckell (Clarkesworld 5/10)
Read

The Literomancer,” Ken Liu (F&SF 9-10/10)
Read

La Lune T’Attend,” Peter S. Beagle (Full Moon City)
Buy

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter,” Theodora Goss (Strange Horizons 1/18-1/25/10)
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Map of Seventeen,” Christopher Barzak (The Beastly Bride)
Buy

Marya and the Pirate,” Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s 1/10)
Buy | Excerpt

The Naturalist,” Maureen McHugh (Subterranean Spring ‘10)
Read

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Matter,” Jim Hawkins (Interzone 7-8/10)
Buy

Pining to be Human,” Richard Bowes (F&SF 7-8/10)
Buy

Plus or Minus,” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 12/10)
Buy | Excerpt

Princess Prettypants,” Meg Cabot (Zombies vs. Unicorns)
Buy

Pupa,” David D. Levine (Analog 10/10)
Read

Queen of the Kanguellas,” Scott Dalrymple (Realms of Fantasy 12/10)
Buy

The Redfield Girls,” Laird Barron (Haunted Legends)
Buy

A Rich Full Week,” K.J. Parker (Swords & Dark Magic)
Buy | Excerpt

Seven Years from Home,” Naomi Novik (Warriors)
Buy

Sleepover,” Alastair Reynolds (The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF; US: The Mammoth Book of the End of the World)
Buy

The Spy Who Never Grew Up,” Sarah Rees Brennan (Kiss Me Deadly)
Buy

A Thousand Flowers,” Margo Lanagan (Zombies vs. Unicorns)
Buy

To Hold the Bridge,” Garth Nix (Legends of Australian Fantasy)
Buy

Trinity County, CA,” Peter S. Beagle (Intergalactic Medicine Show 8/10)
Buy | Excerpt

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” Neil Gaiman (Stories)
Buy | Excerpt

Under/Above the Water,” Tanith Lee (Songs of Love and Death)
Buy

The Unorthodox Dr. Draper,” William Browning Spencer (Subterranean Fall ‘10)
Read

WE HEART VAMPIRES!!!!!!,” Meghan McCarron (Strange Horizons 5/3-5/10/10)
Read Part 1 | Read Part 2

Short Story (top)

The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue,” Holly Black (Full Moon City)
Buy

After the Dragon,” Sarah Monette (Fantasy 1/25/10)
Read

All the Love in the World,” Cat Sparks (Sprawl)
Buy

Amarylis,” Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed 6/10)
Read

Beach Blanket Spaceship,” Sandra McDonald (Clarkesworld 7/10)
Read

Between Two Dragons,” Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld 4/10)
Read

Blue Fire,” Bruce McAllister (F&SF 3-4/10)
Buy

Booth’s Ghost,” Karen Joy Fowler (What I Didn’t See and Other Stories)
Buy

Brisneyland by Night,” Angela Slatter (Sprawl)
Buy

The Children of Cadmus,” Ellen Kushner (The Beastly Bride)
Buy

The Children of Main Street,” A.C. Wise (Clarkesworld 12/10)
Read

Clockwork Fairies,” Cat Rambo (Tor.com 8/20/10)
Read

Cold Hands,” Cassandra Clare (Zombies vs. Unicorns)
Buy

Conditional Love,” Felicity Shoulders (Asimov’s 1/10)
Buy | Podcast

The Courtship of the Queen,” Bruce McAllister (Tor.com 5/5/10)
Read

The Cull,” Robert Reed (Clarkesworld 9/10)
Read

The Duke of Vertumn’s Fingerling,” Elizabeth Carroll (Strange Horizons 4/5/10)
Read

Elegy for a Young Elk,” Hannu Rajaniemi (Subterranean Spring ‘10)
Read

The Exterminator’s Want-Ad,” Bruce Sterling (Shareable 6/22/10)
Read

Fair Ladies,” Theodora Goss (Apex 8/2/10)
Read

The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model,” Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com 8/11/10)
Read

Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain,” Yoon Ha Lee (Lightspeed 9/10)
Read

For Want of a Nail,” Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s 9/10)
Buy | Excerpt

Futures in the Memories Market,” Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Clarkesworld 6/10)
Read

Graffiti in the Library of Babel,” David Langford (Is Anybody Out There?)
Buy

The Green Book,” Amal El-Mohtar (Apex 11/1/10)
Read

How Seosiris Lost the Favor of the King,” James L. Cambias (F&SF 9-10/10)
Buy

How to Become a Mars Overlord,” Catherynne M. Valente (Lightspeed 8/10)
Read

In-Fall,” Ted Kosmatka (Lightspeed 12/10)
Read

The Interior of Mister Bumblethorn’s Coat,” Willow Fagan (Fantasy 10/11/10)
Read

The Isthmus Variation,” Kris Millering (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/1/10)
Read

The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening,” Cory Doctorow (Shareable 5/25/10)
Read

A Letter from the Emperor,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Asimov’s 1/10)
Buy | Official Site

Libertarian Russia,” Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s 12/10)
Buy | Official Site

Lost Things,” Angela Slatter (Sourdough and Other Stories)
Buy

Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Alaya Dawn Johnson (Zombies vs. Unicorns)
Buy

The Man With the Knives,” Ellen Kushner (Temporary Culture)
Read

The Miracle Aquilina,” Margo Lanagan (Wings of Fire)
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What Doctor Gottlieb Saw,” Ian Tregillis (Tor.com 6/8/10)
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The Word of Azrael,” Matthew David Surridge (Black Gate Winter ‘10)
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The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball,” Genevieve Valentine (Lightspeed 7/10)
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About Benni Amato

Benni was born in a theater playing Star Wars, and has loved science fiction and fantasy ever since. She did go through a non-fiction phase, but now that her 50-70-hour/week job keeps her plenty occupied with non-fiction, she escapes when she can into the world of fantasy. Though clinically cleared of ADHD, Benni requires constant engagement, whether through good pacing, character development, or world-building. And while she would like to believe that she has more discerning taste than a child, she considers herself otherwise a good measure of whether a book will hold a child’s attention and do well if the movie rights are sold.

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193 comments

  1. I pledge! Sounds like a lot of fun :)

  2. I pledge! Sounds like a lot of fun :)

  3. Sounds wonderful. I love to pledge to this challenge.

  4. Sounds wonderful. I love to pledge to this challenge.

  5. I pledge! Let me at ‘em!

  6. I pledge! Let me at ‘em!

  7. I am so pledging to pledge…and will do what I can to spread the word with my SF in SF newsletter here in the Bay Area as well!

  8. I am so pledging to pledge…and will do what I can to spread the word with my SF in SF newsletter here in the Bay Area as well!

  9. I’m female, under 30, and a dedicated sf/f reader – and editor and publisher, at that. I am SO pledging to this challenge.

  10. I’m female, under 30, and a dedicated sf/f reader – and editor and publisher, at that. I am SO pledging to this challenge.

  11. I pledge! As soon as I found this website it looked awesome, and now this? This giveaway idea is great!

  12. I pledge! As soon as I found this website it looked awesome, and now this? This giveaway idea is great!

  13. I will pledge as well – sounds great!

  14. I will pledge as well – sounds great!

  15. I pledge!

  16. I pledge!

  17. Colour me interested. There are a lot of novels on the list that I’ve had my eye on but haven’t yet gotten around to reading; maybe this is the perfect motivation. I pledge to read and review as many of those books as I’m able, and to spread the word about this. Hopefully we can all do our part!

  18. Colour me interested. There are a lot of novels on the list that I’ve had my eye on but haven’t yet gotten around to reading; maybe this is the perfect motivation. I pledge to read and review as many of those books as I’m able, and to spread the word about this. Hopefully we can all do our part!

  19. Not only am I interested, I’m in!
    I will review every single one of these works on my website, Write-Thing, over the next 6 months. Blam!

  20. Not only am I interested, I’m in!
    I will review every single one of these works on my website, Write-Thing, over the next 6 months. Blam!

  21. Simple Little Bookworm

    A lot of those books are already on my list. I’d be happy to pledge!

  22. Simple Little Bookworm

    A lot of those books are already on my list. I’d be happy to pledge!

  23. Lisa (starmetaloak)

    I will pledge!!!

  24. Lisa (starmetaloak)

    I will pledge!!!

  25. Fantastic! I pledge to this challenge!

  26. Fantastic! I pledge to this challenge!

  27. I pledge!

  28. I pledge!

  29. I’ll pledge. This sounds cool.

  30. I’ll pledge. This sounds cool.

  31. Yes! More votes better awards! I pledge

  32. Yes! More votes better awards! I pledge

  33. I’ll pledge. I’ve been meaning to make more time to read, and this provides the perfect motivation.

  34. I’ll pledge. I’ve been meaning to make more time to read, and this provides the perfect motivation.

  35. I am quite happy to pledge, although I have already submitted my Locus Ballot. If there is more I can do I shall!

  36. I am quite happy to pledge, although I have already submitted my Locus Ballot. If there is more I can do I shall!

  37. I’m definitely interested in reading a few on the list.

  38. I’m definitely interested in reading a few on the list.

  39. A number of these books are already on my TBR list. My pledge will provide additional incentive.

  40. A number of these books are already on my TBR list. My pledge will provide additional incentive.

  41. I pledge!

  42. I pledge!

  43. Sounds awesome!!

  44. Sounds awesome!!

  45. I do so pledge!

  46. I do so pledge!

  47. I pledge! I’ve been wanting to read a lot of these anyway.

  48. I pledge! I’ve been wanting to read a lot of these anyway.

  49. Jhass777

    I’ll pledge! The Ranting Dragon is a great site and I’m excited to participate in the challenge.

  50. Jhass777

    I’ll pledge! The Ranting Dragon is a great site and I’m excited to participate in the challenge.

  51. I pledge!!

  52. I pledge!!

  53. This sounds really cool. I will definetely try to read as much as I can from the list :)

  54. This sounds really cool. I will definetely try to read as much as I can from the list :)

  55. I’ll pledge — I’ve already read a few of the books, and several more are in my TBR pile. This is a great reason to move them up the list and read them sooner.

  56. I’ll pledge — I’ve already read a few of the books, and several more are in my TBR pile. This is a great reason to move them up the list and read them sooner.

  57. What a wonderful goal and activity! I pledge! Full month of reading here I come!

  58. What a wonderful goal and activity! I pledge! Full month of reading here I come!

  59. While I can only be sure to read one of the titles between now and April as part of my pledge, the impressive array of books listed will definitely inspire my reading habits over the course of the next year. Count me in.

  60. While I can only be sure to read one of the titles between now and April as part of my pledge, the impressive array of books listed will definitely inspire my reading habits over the course of the next year. Count me in.

  61. I pledge! I need new Fantasy :)

  62. I pledge! I need new Fantasy :)

  63. *holds hand up solemnly* I will make the pledge!

  64. *holds hand up solemnly* I will make the pledge!

  65. Hey, who doesn’t love books? I’m in.

  66. Hey, who doesn’t love books? I’m in.

  67. I pledge! And as a Locus subscriber, I believe my vote counts double :)

  68. I pledge! And as a Locus subscriber, I believe my vote counts double :)

  69. I pledge to join the Locus challenge. Wanted to read a lot of these books anyway.

  70. I pledge to join the Locus challenge. Wanted to read a lot of these books anyway.

  71. I pledge to read and blog about several of the books on the list!

  72. I pledge to read and blog about several of the books on the list!

  73. OK, I’ll pledge! Not sure how many books I’ll be able to get through, but here’s to trying …!

  74. OK, I’ll pledge! Not sure how many books I’ll be able to get through, but here’s to trying …!

  75. I’m taking the pledge. I have a number of the recommended books on my shelf that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading, anyway.

  76. I’m taking the pledge. I have a number of the recommended books on my shelf that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading, anyway.

  77. I pledge to join in. I’ll do what I can to promote this and read any of the books in that list.

  78. I pledge to join in. I’ll do what I can to promote this and read any of the books in that list.

  79. A great idea! I pledge.

  80. A great idea! I pledge.

  81. I do hereby pledge to read as many of these books as I can get my grubby little paws on.

  82. I do hereby pledge to read as many of these books as I can get my grubby little paws on.

  83. Can’t say that I really need any incentive to read Fantasy or Sci-Fi books… :) In any case, I pledge to participate by reading (more) books from the recommended reading list and will vote in the poll & survey between April 4 – April 15, 2011.

  84. Can’t say that I really need any incentive to read Fantasy or Sci-Fi books… :) In any case, I pledge to participate by reading (more) books from the recommended reading list and will vote in the poll & survey between April 4 – April 15, 2011.

  85. Pledged! Last year I read all the Hugo nominees before voting; I don’t think I can get through this WHOLE list by mid-April but I will do my darndest!

  86. Pledged! Last year I read all the Hugo nominees before voting; I don’t think I can get through this WHOLE list by mid-April but I will do my darndest!

  87. I’m in! I pledge to do this!

  88. I’m in! I pledge to do this!

  89. I Pledge. Books are the best!

  90. I Pledge. Books are the best!

  91. Pledge. Sounds fun.

  92. Pledge. Sounds fun.

  93. Happy to pledge. A competition with a purpose beyond winning. Very nice. :-)

  94. Happy to pledge. A competition with a purpose beyond winning. Very nice. :-)

  95. Looking forward to it! I read 2-3 books a week on average so I pledge!

  96. Looking forward to it! I read 2-3 books a week on average so I pledge!

  97. I would love to participate in this event. I pledge to this challenge and I will spread the word!

  98. I would love to participate in this event. I pledge to this challenge and I will spread the word!

  99. All right, I’ll do it (I feel like the naysayer in the group, who tags along with the scrappy heroes anyway and ends up a convert ;) )

  100. All right, I’ll do it (I feel like the naysayer in the group, who tags along with the scrappy heroes anyway and ends up a convert ;) )

  101. Just when I’ve been looking for some good recent specfic reads-! Heck yes, I’ll pledge to join in! Now, where can I find most of these books since my library disdains SF…

  102. Just when I’ve been looking for some good recent specfic reads-! Heck yes, I’ll pledge to join in! Now, where can I find most of these books since my library disdains SF…

  103. Pledged! And I’ve been spreading the word on Twitter and my blog! w00t!

  104. Pledged! And I’ve been spreading the word on Twitter and my blog! w00t!

  105. I’m in! I’m female, but not under 30.

  106. I’m in! I’m female, but not under 30.

  107. Oh yeah, I pledge!!!!!

  108. Ooo! I definitely would be glad to pledge and participate in this! I’ve already read a few of these books and I’ve actually been reading to read quite a bit of the other ones on these lists.

  109. Oh yeah, I pledge!!!!!

  110. Ooo! I definitely would be glad to pledge and participate in this! I’ve already read a few of these books and I’ve actually been reading to read quite a bit of the other ones on these lists.

  111. I pledge!
    Any books I review can be found at:
    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com

  112. I pledge!
    Any books I review can be found at:
    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com

  113. I’ll pledge (I’m female and under 30).

  114. I’ll pledge (I’m female and under 30).

  115. Count me in, and sign me up. I can do this.

  116. Count me in, and sign me up. I can do this.

  117. I pledge, this sounds like an amazing experience

  118. I pledge, this sounds like an amazing experience

  119. Great idea – and I already have some of these titles on my to-read list! I’ll pledge!

  120. Great idea – and I already have some of these titles on my to-read list! I’ll pledge!

  121. I pledge to participate

  122. I pledge to participate

  123. I pledge to participate

  124. Pledging!I am female and also under 30.

    So far I have read on my own:
    Zombies vs. Unicorns, Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier [I didn’t read all of the stories in the anthology because they weren’t all to my personal preference]
    Feed, Mira Grant
    The Passage, Justin Cronin
    Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
    Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld
    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

    Of these I have really enjoyed all, but The Passage was not as good as all of the reviews and hype made it out to be.

    Basically I’m missing out on a lot of short stories and novellas. And non-fiction.

  125. Pledging!I am female and also under 30.

    So far I have read on my own:
    Zombies vs. Unicorns, Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier [I didn’t read all of the stories in the anthology because they weren’t all to my personal preference]
    Feed, Mira Grant
    The Passage, Justin Cronin
    Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
    Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld
    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

    Of these I have really enjoyed all, but The Passage was not as good as all of the reviews and hype made it out to be.

    Basically I’m missing out on a lot of short stories and novellas. And non-fiction.

  126. Ill take the pledge… I particularly like the idea about getting younger readers to vote and take part. Sounds like a fantistic idea to me!!

  127. Ill take the pledge… I particularly like the idea about getting younger readers to vote and take part. Sounds like a fantistic idea to me!!

  128. I pledge! Sounds great!

  129. I pledge! Sounds great!

  130. I always love voting on good books. :)

  131. I always love voting on good books. :)

  132. I pledge to read as many of the recommended books as I possibly can in the next month!

  133. I pledge to read as many of the recommended books as I possibly can in the next month!

  134. I pledge for the challenge

  135. I pledge for the challenge

  136. I pledge to read as many as I can get my hands on.

  137. I pledge to read as many as I can get my hands on.

  138. I pledge, I do, I do!

  139. I pledge, I do, I do!

  140. I pledge. I had already decided to vote and I’ve been reading a lot books and short stories in the past monts.

  141. I pledge. I had already decided to vote and I’ve been reading a lot books and short stories in the past monts.

  142. Seems interesting – I pledge.

  143. Seems interesting – I pledge.

  144. I’m a little late, but I pledge too! I have been hard at work trying to read several of these books.

  145. I’m a little late, but I pledge too! I have been hard at work trying to read several of these books.

  146. Yeah. I’ve read a lot of them but there is always more to read! Let’s do it. If you will accept a white male over 50 who subscribes to Locus and every year tries to read as many recommended works as possible.

  147. Yeah. I’ve read a lot of them but there is always more to read! Let’s do it. If you will accept a white male over 50 who subscribes to Locus and every year tries to read as many recommended works as possible.

  148. Can I do this in reverse order? :D Pledged!

  149. Can I do this in reverse order? :D Pledged!

  150. I have already read some of these this month so yes I pledge! =)

  151. I have already read some of these this month so yes I pledge! =)

  152. Er, super-last-minute pledge (because I am hugely disorganized and forgot to this despite your tweets!). ^_^;

  153. Er, super-last-minute pledge (because I am hugely disorganized and forgot to this despite your tweets!). ^_^;

  154. This is incredibly late, and for that I’m sorry, but I won a copy of Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Shades of Milk and Honey” in your giveaway, and I reviewed the story here:

    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/03/shades-of-milk-and-honey-by-mary.html

    I also reviewed NK Jemisin’s “The Broken Kingdoms” here:

    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/01/broken-kingdoms-by-n-k-jemisin.html

    Enjoy!

    ~Leigh

  155. This is incredibly late, and for that I’m sorry, but I won a copy of Mary Robinette Kowal’s “Shades of Milk and Honey” in your giveaway, and I reviewed the story here:

    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/03/shades-of-milk-and-honey-by-mary.html

    I also reviewed NK Jemisin’s “The Broken Kingdoms” here:

    http://awritersdaydreams.blogspot.com/2011/01/broken-kingdoms-by-n-k-jemisin.html

    Enjoy!

    ~Leigh

  156. I pledge to this challenge:) Thank you!

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