2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge

2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

Alright guys, one last reading challenge for 2014.  Hosted by Dusky Literati, the 2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror written by or about persons of color.  Here are the details and levels of the challenge:

Details of the Challenge:

  1. This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 (books read prior to January 1, 2014 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime before November 1, 2014
  2. Read speculative fiction (and non-fiction) books by and about persons of color. For a list of authors, check out the listings on Wikipedia OR books from my personal library tagged ‘afrofuturism’ on LibraryThing.
  3. Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio). Graphic novels are also fine
  4. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed
  5. You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance
  6. I will put up a post for reviews at the beginning of January

1-5 books — Shapeshifter
6-10 books — Sorcerer
11-15 books — Superhero
16+ books — Post-apocalyptic Survivor

Once you pick a level you can go higher and read more books but you cannot go down a level.

I’m going to aim for Sorcerer, which seems like a modest but reasonable goal.  That, and sorcerers are awesome.

I’ll be participating and helping host two N.K. Jemisin readalongs early in the year.  Octavia Butler’s a given, as I have several of her books that I haven’t read yet.  I’m also thinking the sequel to “Tankborn,” a YA sci-fi novel that I read earlier this year.

Let’s do this!

2 thoughts on “2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge

  1. I would recommend Karen Lord’s The Best of All Possible Worlds as well, though her first novel, Redemption in Indigo, is more universally praised. As I haven’t read it, I don’t know how the two compare.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations. I’ll keep an eye out for them. I’ve heard great things about “The Best of All Possible Worlds.” 🙂

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