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Acting Class: Take a Seat by Milton Katselas
All in Fun by Jerry Oltion
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
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Diary of a Dead Man by Walter Krumm
Earth Odyssey by Mark Hertsgaard
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Ella: A Baby Elephant's Story by Kathleen Duey
Emily Waits for Her Family by Carol Zelaya
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Festival of Deaths by Jane Haddam
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A Garden from a Hundred Packets of Seed by James Fenton
The Illusion by Tony Kushner and Pierre Corneille
Jimmy Buffet: The Man from Margaritaville Revealed by Steve Eng
The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak by Dinah Muloc Craik
Mojo Hand by Greg Kihn
The Monopoly Man by Barry B. Longyear
Nana Volume 2 by Ai Yazawa
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
The Perfect Infestation by Carol Emshwiller
Rising Waters by Patricia Ferrara
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Sea by John Banville
Seafarer's Blood by Albert E. Cowdrey
Shadow on the Stones by Moyra Caldecott
Signatures of Grace edited by Thomas Grady and Paula Huston
Silence is Golden by Penny Warner
"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" Said the Sloth by Eric Carle
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The Temple of the Sun by Moyra Caldecott
Tsunami by Gordon Gumpertz
Written on the Knee by Dr. Theodore Electris and Helen Electrie Lindsay (translator)

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Comments for 42 Challenge

42 Challenge42 Challenge: 01/05/09

Douglas Adams fans will recognize the significance of the number 42. The aptly named 42 Challenge is to review forty-two science fiction things: stories, novels, novelas, television shows, films and so forth. My collection will be a combination of stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and these novels:

  1. Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom by Philip Hinchcliffe
  2. A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
  3. A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
  4. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
  5. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
  6. A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones
  7. Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
  8. All the Colors of Darkness by Lloyd Biggle Jr
  9. All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
  10. Alph by Charles Eric Maine
  11. Apocalypses and Apostrophes by John Barnes
  12. Becoming Alien by Rebecca Ore
  13. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Frederik Pohl
  14. Bombardiers by Po Bronson
  15. The Candle of Distant Earth by Alan Dean Foster
  16. Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan
  17. Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey
  18. Daughters of Earth by Judith Merril
  19. Destination Void by Frank Herbert
  20. A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
  21. Empire by H. Bean Piper
  22. Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl
  23. Exiles of the Stars by Andre Norton
  24. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  25. Gray Lensman by Edward E. Smith
  26. Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
  27. I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury
  28. Immortality Inc. by Robert Sheckley
  29. Light Years Beneath My Feet by Alan Dean Foster
  30. Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster
  31. Making Money by Terry Pratchett
  32. Mind Snare by Gayle Greeno
  33. Mountain of Mirrors by Rose Estes
  34. Outcats of Heaven's Belt by Joan D. Vinge
  35. Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
  36. Seven Worlds by Mary Caraker
  37. Shiva 3000 by Jan Lars Jensen
  38. Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye
  39. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  40. The Artificial Man by L. P. Davies
  41. The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
  42. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K LeGuin

The above list is tentative. I know the goal is to review forty-two science fiction things but I think I will end up doing more. One of my goals for 2009 is to get back to reading science fiction.

I will keep the actual list of reviews here:

  1. The Perfect Infestation by Carol Emshwiller
  2. Seafarer's Blood by Albert E. Cowdrey
  3. Dance of Shadows by Fred Chappell
  4. All in Fun by Jerry Oltion
  5. Texas Bake Sale by Charles Coleman Finlay
  6. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Frederik Pohl
  7. Catalog by Eugene Mirabelli
  8. Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
  9. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
  10. Unstrung Zither by Yoon Ha Lee
  11. Doctor Who and the War Games by Malcolm Hulke
  12. The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
  13. The Tribes of Bela by Albert E. Cowdrey
  14. Sorcerers of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg
  15. Avenger of Love by Jack Skillingstead
  16. Andreanna by S L Gilbow
  17. The Heroes of Googly-Woogly by Dalton James
  18. Stratosphere by Henry Garfield
  19. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  20. The Price of Silence by Deborah Ross
  21. Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks
  22. The Second Ship by Richard Phillips
  23. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  24. Firehorn by Robert Reed
  25. Destination Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
  26. Explorers on the Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
  27. A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
  28. Retrograde Summer by John Varley
  29. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
  30. Paradiso Lost by Albert E. Cowdrey
  31. Adaptogenia by Wayne Wightman
  32. Spaceman by Mike O'Driscoll
  33. Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye
  34. The Art of the Dragon by Sean McMullen
  35. Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars by Ellen MacGreggor
  36. Hunchster by Matthew Hughes
  37. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
  38. Icarus Saved from the Sky by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
  39. Synarchy: Book 1: The Awakening by DCS
  40. The Others by Lawrence C. Connolly
  41. Enemies and Allies by Kevin J. Anderson
  42. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

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