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!)
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:
booklady331 GoryDetails nimrodiel
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.
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.
"Books are engines of change,windows on the world, and (as a poet has said) “lighthouses erected in the sea of time.” They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print."