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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2020 Speculative Fiction Published This Year

2020 Speculative Fiction Published This Year

This challenge is intended as a way to help readers encourage themselves to read newly-published speculative fiction, as well as perhaps an opportunity to increase awareness for award nominations.

Books for this challenge should be first-published in 2020 (or first-published in the U.S. in 2020), and not be ones that you have read previously.

To assist with identifying books for this Challenge, you can use this search:

All Speculative Fiction Works Published in 2020

(note that these search results will include omnibuses, which consist of previously-published works and are not eligible for the Challenge)

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2020 – December 2020

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Astounding = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Clarke = 12 books + 4 reviews
 Nebula = 24 books + 8 reviews
 Hugo = 36 books + 12 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

Ann Walker

Ann Walker

The Angel of the Crows
Axiom's End
Beneath the Rising
A Blight of Blackwings
Bonds of Brass
Chaos Vector
Conjure Woman
A Conjuring of Assassins
Deal with the Devil
Deathless Divide
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
The Deep
Deeplight
Drowned Country
Empire of Wild
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The End of October
False Value
The House in the Cerulean Sea
The King of Crows
The Last Emperox
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
Mazes of Power
Mexican Gothic
Network Effect
Oona Out of Order
Paladin's Grace
Queen's Peril
Race to the Sun
The Relentless Moon
The Secret Chapter
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
Stormsong
Upright Women Wanted
Woven In Moonlight
Arifel

Arifel

Beneath the Rising
The City in the Middle of the Night
The City We Became
Lady Hotspur
Race to the Sun
Sixteenth Watch
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Arrenby

Arrenby

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dalex

dalex

Burning Roses
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The First Sister
Goldilocks
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
Mexican Gothic
The Once and Future Witches
Piranesi
You Let Me In
3
2
1
daxxh

daxxh

Agency
Bridge 108
Burn-In
The End of October
Firewalkers
Goldilocks
The Last Best Hope
The Last Emperox
Light of Impossible Stars
Network Effect
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
Survivor Song
Dlw28

Dlw28

A Beginning at the End
The City We Became
Come Tumbling Down
The Doors of Eden
Escaping Amnthra
False Value
Firewalkers
Harrow the Ninth
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Liquid Crystal Nightingale
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
Network Effect
Noumenon Ultra
Paladin's Grace
The Physicians of Vilnoc
Plan for the Worst
Providence
The Relentless Moon
Resurgence
Sea Change
Shorefall
The Space Between Worlds
Stars Beyond
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
echonomica

echonomica

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5
4
3
2
1
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

88 Names
Agency
Harrow the Ninth
The Heap
Hearts of Oak
The Last Emperox
The Ministry for the Future
Network Effect
Or What You Will
Out of Body
Piranesi
QualityLand
Sea Change
Temporary
Tyll
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ersandoval

ersandoval

All the Stars and Teeth
American Demon
Battle Ground
A Blight of Blackwings
Bonds of Brass
City of Stone and Silence
The City We Became
Come Tumbling Down
A Deadly Education
Deathless Divide
Emerald Blaze
The Empire of Gold
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Harrow the Ninth
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Imaginary Numbers
A Killing Frost
The King of Crows
The Last Emperox
Machine
Mazes of Power
The Memory of Souls
Murder By Other Means
Network Effect
The Once and Future Witches
Or What You Will
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
Over the Woodward Wall
Peace Talks
The Physicians of Vilnoc
The Relentless Moon
Rhythm of War
Shorefall
Stormsong
Unconquerable Sun
Upright Women Wanted
gallyangel

gallyangel

Agency
Baccano!, Vol. 13:  2002 [Side B]: Blood Sabbath
The Ickabog
Owarimonogatari, Part 2:  End Tale
Owarimonogatari, Part 3:  End Tale
Piranesi
Re: Zero Ex, Vol. 4:  The Great Journeys
Re: Zero, Vol. 12:  Starting Life in Another World
Re: Zero, Vol. 13:  Starting Life in Another World
Star Wars, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker
Sword Art Online 18: Alicization Lasting
Zoku Owarimonogatari: End Tale (Cont.)
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

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5
4
3
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

88 Names
Aces High
Agents of Influence
The Heap
Network Effect
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
illegible_scribble

illegible_scribble

Agency
A Beginning at the End
Bone Silence
A Conjuring of Assassins
Divergence
Fleet Elements
Forced Perspectives
The Glass Magician
The Last Emperox
Light of Impossible Stars
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
Nebula Awards Showcase 54
Network Effect
Paladin's Grace
A Pale Light in the Black
The Relentless Moon
Resurgence
The Second Star
Space Station Down
Squishy's Teams
Stars Beyond
Stormsong
Survival Tactics
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

Agency
Come Tumbling Down
Deathless Divide
Devolution
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Harrow the Ninth
Mexican Gothic
Network Effect
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
The Unspoken Name
Upright Women Wanted
Jain

Jain

The Angel of the Crows
Bonds of Brass
Burning Roses
The City We Became
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
The Deep
Drowned Country
Elatsoe
The Empire of Gold
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The Factory Witches of Lowell
Finna
Flyaway
The Fourth Island
The Ghosts of Sherwood
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
The Glass Magician
Harrow the Ninth
The Hollow Places
Last Stand in Lychford
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
Master of Poisons
Network Effect
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders
The Once and Future Witches
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
Paladin's Grace
Phoenix Extravagant
Piranesi
Prosper's Demon
Ring Shout
Stormsong
The Unspoken Name
Vagabonds
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
Yellow Jessamine
Linguana

Linguana

The City We Became
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
The First Sister
Flyaway
Hearts of Oak
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
Mexican Gothic
Mirrorstrike
Network Effect
The Once and Future Witches
Piranesi
Prosper's Demon
Raybearer
Ring Shout
Riot Baby
The Space Between Worlds
Upright Women Wanted
Woven In Moonlight
The Year of the Witching
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Momosnyx

Momosnyx

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Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

Agency
The Apocalypse Strain
The Book of Koli
The Constant Rabbit
The Deep
The First Sister
The Goblets Immortal
Goldilocks
The Heron Kings
The Pursuit of the Pankera
Sixteenth Watch
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again
Upright Women Wanted
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piibald

piibald

A Deadly Education
Devolution
The House in the Cerulean Sea
How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It
Mexican Gothic
The Midnight Library
Network Effect
Piranesi
The Relentless Moon
Rhythm of War
The Vanished Birds
1
PylesofBooks

PylesofBooks

The City We Became
Harrow the Ninth
The Only Good Indians
Ring Shout
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3
2
1
Scott Laz

Scott Laz

Agency
The Arrest
Black Sun
Bone Silence
By Force Alone
Creeping Jenny
Divergence
Fleet Elements
Interlibrary Loan
The Ministry for the Future
Phoenix Extravagant
Piranesi
Resurgence
The Silence
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again
To Hold Up the Sky
The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1:  The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020
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6
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slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

Blood Tally
A Deadly Education
Harrow the Ninth
Mexican Gothic
Ring Shout
Sweep with Me
thejessleigh

thejessleigh

Battle Ground
Docile
Mexican Gothic
Peace Talks
Piranesi
The Return
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
When We Were Magic
Yellow Jessamine
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

The Last Emperox
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

Afterland
The Angel of the Crows
A Beginning at the End
Black Sun
Bone Silence
The Book of Koli
The City We Became
Creeping Jenny
A Deadly Education
Deathless Divide
The Doors of Eden
False Value
Forced Perspectives
The Golden Key
Harrow the Ninth
Hella
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Imaginary Numbers
Light of Impossible Stars
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
Machine
Master of Poisons
Mexican Gothic
Network Effect
The Night Country
The Oppenheimer Alternative
Or What You Will
Pacific Storm
Piranesi
The Relentless Moon
Shorefall
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Stormsong
The Trials of Koli
Vagabonds
The Vanished Birds