2018 Science Fiction Release Challenge: 1-28 February 2018

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The Science Fiction Release Challenge went well in each of the last two years, so I've decided to run it again this year.

Jules Verne is considered, (as are H.G. Wells (b. 21/09/1866) and Hugo Gernsback (b. 16/08/1884) by some sources), to be the "Father of Science Fiction". Verne's birthday was 8 February 1828, so the challenge is to release as many science fiction books from 1 to 28 February 2018 inclusive, your local time.

On the second weekend after the challenge ends I will award prizes of Wings for a Month for the person with the most releases, and two other participants (apart from the person with the most releases) selected at random.

What are the rules?

1. Any Science Fiction themed book (see below) released in the month of February 2018 your local time can be included. Wild and controlled releases allowed.

2. For this challenge a Science Fiction book is defined as any book you would find on the Science Fiction shelves in a book store. If you are not sure what genre a book belongs in, going to amazon.com/.co.uk/.com.au, barnesandnoble.com or kobo.com and seeing what genre it is classified as there might help. Sites such as these often categorise books in more than one genre, but as long as one of them is science fiction the book is acceptable.

NOTE: Non-fiction books about science fiction authors, science fiction topics or sub-categories, or the science fiction genre in general are also allowed.

3. Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome.

4. After making your releases, record them here with your running total of releases and a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release notes that the book was released as part of this challenge.

5. Report catches (and new members resulting from this challenge). A link to the journal entry would also be appreciated. Please include in your post here your running total of any catches.

6. Hope you all have fun, and I look forward to seeing what books people are reading and releasing. I have added some extremely interesting books to Mount TBR after seeing what books other people released and their comments on them. (I can't honestly say I have read them yet!)


Thanks for running this one again.



I'll try and get some science fiction read from the TBR pile before then :)



By golly...as promised, I've managed to collect a few Science Fiction themed books during the past year to release for your SF Challenge this year, Davros-10!!! ; D


1.) Fire Watch - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13454985/ on 2/1/2018
2.) The Wind Whales of Ishmael - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411513/ on 2/1/2018
3.) The Other Log of Phileas Fogg - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411512/ on 2/1/2018
4.) Shadows Over Innsmouth - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411511/ on 2/1/2018


5.) First Rider's Call (Green Rider) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452378/ on 2/7/2018
6.) The Advance Team - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810106/ on 2/7/2018
7.) Garth Ennis' Dan Dare Omnibus Volume 1 UK Edition - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14452340/ on 2/7/2018


8.) The Counterfeits - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13013755/ on 2/12/2018
9.) I shudder at your touch - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11075841/ on 2/12/2018
10.) Darkfever: The Fever Series #1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8026375/ on 2/12/2018
11.) Hard Contact (Star Wars: Republic Commando, Book 1) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11141000/ on 2/12/2018


12.) Everfree - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13658840/ on 2/19/2018
13.) Airhead - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656013/ on 2/19/2018 not typical science fiction, but it has such a science fiction plot element that I am including it in my releases.


14.) Sunchaser's Quest (Unicorns of Balinor #2) - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14411466/ on 2/26/2018


1. Alien Tongue ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14024598/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

2. Titus Crow ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14461163/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


3. The Skin Map ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813345/ ), wild release, multiple challenges. [Probably my only release today - there's a snowstorm raging!]


4. Press Start to Play ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794834/ ), wild release. [Update: caught!]

5. Plow the Bones ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14671867/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.

6. Buso Renkin ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11578115/ ), controlled release, multiple challenges.


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14698754/ Dark Water's Embrace

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14769853/ Rules Of Engagement

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14841683/ Starstrike

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751639/ Battletech: Blood Legacy: Blood of Kerensky: Volume Two


4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751639/ Battletech: Blood Legacy: Blood of Kerensky: Volume Two

it makes me happy to see theses Battletech tie in novels still getting circulated


5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908947/ Starcruiser Shenandoah # 4: Vain Command


7. Dune ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813415/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

8. Firebirds ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14872127/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


9. Arrows of Eros ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14913106/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


#1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12401884 Doctor Who: Corpse Marker
#2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12368380 Doctor Who: Tomb Of Valdemar
#3 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12302789 Doctor Who: The Taint


Lady of Light and Shadows by C. L. Wilson




10. World Treasury of Science Fiction ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14925178/ ), wild release, photo.



11. Firebirds Rising ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813448/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


11. Firebirds Rising ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813448/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

12. William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14617809/ ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

13. William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14800449/ ), controlled release, multiple challenges.

14. William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14801396/ ), controlled release, multiple challenges.


15. The Afterlives ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14930183/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


16. Catseye ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14934272/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

17. The Hand of the Devil ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561258/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

And that's it for me. Thanks for the challenge!


Released on time. Posted late.

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14736688/ Starhunt

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762598/ Quantum Leap: Too Close for Comfort

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14832985/ Star Wars

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14805183/ Independence Day

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14757342/ Star Trek Voyager # 1: Caretaker

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14900608/ Star Wars: Before the Storm

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14840320/ Stargate: Rebellion

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14884800/ Area 51: Excalibur

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14738315/ Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14810244/ Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14859218/ Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice # 17: The Only Witness

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14739574/ Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Stowaways


Released on time. Posted late.

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14729716/ Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Pup


Released on time. Posted late.

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14908887/ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

20 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14887332 Lost in Translation [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14784008/ Eureka: Road Less Traveled

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14761442/ Invaders!

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14764496/ Rebel's Quest


Released on time. Posted late.

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14855011/ Battlestar Galactica # 13: Apollo's War

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779731/ Star Trek: The Next Generation: Nightshade

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685890/ Lost Dorsai

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779783/ Ender's Game

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14769854/ Orion Among the Stars

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14841684/ Earthfall: Homecoming: Volume 4

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14779823/ Star Rebel

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751586/ Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Children of Hamlin

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722427/ Star Trek: Web of the Romulans

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090867/ Rebels' Seed

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14840875/ Battlestation Book One

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14759741/ Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Rock and a Hard Place

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14901336/ N-Space

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14830976/ Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431978/ Star Wars

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751640/ Area 51: The Sphinx

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14811280/ Steps Of The Sun

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14910678/ Counting Up, Counting Down

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14875355/ Young Miles

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14920319/ Area 51: The Reply

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14907110/ Intruder: A Foreigner Novel

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753492/ The Runelords

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14742817/ Maximum Ice

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753457/ The Practice Effect

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14787341/ Area 51: The Grail

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14874097/ Cradle

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14744899/ The Darwin Elevator


Released on time. Posted late.

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090868/ Trumps of Doom

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14844050/ Dragonlance: The Age of Mortals: Conundrum

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14929099/ Pegasus in Space

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751587/ To Ride Pegasus


Released on time. Posted late.

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090869/ Pegasus in Flight

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746326/ Reader's Digest Best Loved Book for Young Readers: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

~ the end ~

Thanks for a fun Challenge!


Sorry this is more than a little late. Only released from hospital last week and haven't been up to doing anything the last few days.

My thanks to everyone who participated. Not quite as many as I'd hoped but if I'd been up and around I might have been able to promote it more. I have made a mental note to try to do so when I run it again next year.

Congratulations to solittletime who released the most books this year. SLT has said she didn't want a prize so all three prizes have gone to participants drawn at random:


I will arrange your Wings for a Month but they may not appear/your existing expiry date be extended for a day or two.

Again, my congratulations and thanks to all who contributed this year.


I just got a catch for one of my releases for this challenge:



Thanks hyphen8.

My doctor says the surgery went well, although we've had some complications during the recovery, and there are still questions about the biopsy of surrounding tissues which will require more testing in about a month.

Still, it's better than the alternative and Australia's free annual screening for prostate cancer in men over 50 seems to have caught it early.

Thanks again.


My doctor says the surgery went well

So glad to hear that. Be well.


winghyphen8wing 2 yrs ago
SF catch


The Science Fiction Release Challenge is being run again in 2019, and extended to cover the entire year. See https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/557980


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