The sassy Vera @ Unfiltered Tales tagged me to take part in this fun challenge and, as I was asked really nicely, here I am taking up the sword/gauntlet/bazooka. So what’s it all about?
The Challenge: Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!
Side note: There is no way in hell I’ll be able to do this in five minutes. I can’t do anything in five minutes these days. But what I am going to do is choose one author, the SF Grand Master himself, Robert A. Heinlein. And find covers/titles for all 20 categories.
So, here goes … wish me luck:
FOOD and farmers … even if they’re inside a custom built habitat the other side of the galaxy.
Three friends build a spaceship, as you do, and fly it to the moon, as you do … and crash!
Okay, so again, I’m cheating (a little) having ‘troopers’ as the WEAPON for this category.
Again not the best cover, but this one is about a BEAST and, in particular, a star beast that could save humanity.
Not a great 70s cover, but the title does have the word NUMBER in it!
SOMETHING YOU READ
Lazarus Long was one of Methuselah’s Children. This is included just because.
BODY OF WATER
Not for the title, but a cover many will recognise and remember! Valentine Smith.
PRODUCT OF FIRE
A war between God and Lucifer produces a lot of FIRE! Or, should do, right?
I originally had this one down for WEAPONS because … and then, remembered, Star is actually the Empress of the known universe. Can’t get much more ‘royal’ than that.
So this cover is here because of the buildings, not because of the title. Obviously!
Come on, did you look at the cover, at what she’s wearing? Way out there 70s vibe.
The Rolling Stones are a family who live and work in space abroad their rocket ship, including twins: Castor & Pollux.
TIME OF DAY
This one is here simply because of the word, Sunset, is in the title. A time of day.
I’m cheating slightly here, because the fact that stars “hum” is space ‘music’ right?
So this had to be the hardest choice as Heinlein wasn’t know for paranormal or supernatural anything. This was as close as I could come to the suggestion: evil. So sue me already.
Oh, this one was maybe the easiest, behold, an occupation!
Another relatively easy choice, title includes the word: SUMMER.
As the title tells us … I have my colour: RED!
Well, of course the moon is a celestial body, right?
SOMETHING THAT GROWS
A family flies to the stars to go … farming!
Want to play along? Go right ahead and join in.
Now, over to you, what would you choose for SEASON? Go on, tell me!