Friday, January 1, 2016

2016: The Year in Books

Here is a list of books (long form works) that I have read for the year. Books will come in many formats: paper (pBooks), audio (aBooks), electronic (eBooks) and possibly even serialized in magazines.

Number of books read (as of December 31, 2016): 060.

Books read (alphabetical by author, then chronological within author):

Dick Camp: The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood—U.S. Marines in World War I (eBook) (May).

Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Little America—The War Within the War for Afghanistan (eBook) (November).

James B. Chapin: It's Not Easy Being Grim & Other Tales (pBook) (December).

C.J. Cherryh: The Pride of Chanur (eBook and aBook) (March). Chanur's Venture (aBook) (April). The Kif Strike Back (aBook) (April). Chanur's Homecoming (aBook) (April). Merchanter's Luck (pBook) (April). Downbelow Station (eBook) (April).

Guillermo del Toro: Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters—Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections (pBook) (October).

Oliver Dickinson: The Complete Griselda (pBooks) (December).

Harlan Ellison: The Last Person to Marry a Duck Lived 300 Years Ago (pBook) (October). Deathbird Stories (pBook) (Ocotober).

Ian Fleming: Casino Royale (eBook) (June).

Eric Flint: 1632 (aBook) (February).

William Gibson: Pattern Recognition (aBook) (May).

Jean Giraud (Moebius): Edena (The Moebius Library Volume 1) (pBook) (December).

Robert A. Heinlein: Rocket Ship Galileo (pBook) (October). Space Cadet (pBook) (October). Red Planet (pBook) (October). Farmer in the Sky (pBook) (December). Between Planets (pBook) (December). The Door Into Summer (pBook) (December).

Kenneth Hite: The Thrill of Dracula (pBook) (December).

R.J. Ivankovic: H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu (pBook) (December).

Kij Johnson: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (pBook) (September).

Phyllis Ann Karr, John Boyle, Oliver Dickinson, Greg Stafford: Gloranthan Visions—Insights into Glorantha (pBook) (December).

Philip Keith: Blackhorse Riders (aBook) (May).

Michael Lee Lanning (editor): Tours of Duty—Vietnam War Stories (eBook) (May).

Robin D. Laws: Blowing Up the Movies (pBook) (December).

John Le Carre: Call for the Dead (eBook) (February). A Murder of Quality (eBook) (May). The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (eBook) (June).

Penelope Love: The Widow's Tale (pBook) (December). Eurhol's Vale and Other Tales (pBook) (December).

Luis Ortiz; Outermost—The Art and Life of Jack Gaughan (pBook) (January).

Ellis Peters: A Morbid Taste for Bones (eBook) (March).

Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards! (aBook) (July).

Cordwainer Smith (Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger): Norstrilia (pBook) (August). The Rediscovery of Man—The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (pBook) (September).

Greg Stafford & Jeff Richard: King of Sartar (pBook) (December).

Neal Stephenson: Cryptonomicon (aBook) (March)

Charles Stross: The Atrocity Archives (eBook) (January) (aBook) (July) (second time).

Howard Tayler: Schlock Mercenary 01—The Tub of Happiness (pBook) (March) (December). Schlock Mercenary 02—The Teraport Wars (pBook) (December).

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit (eBook) (April).

Jack Vance: The Dying Earth (aBook) (December). The Eyes of the Overworld (aBook) (December). Cugel's Saga (aBook) (December). Rhialto the Marvelous (aBook) (December).

Vernor Vinge: Rainbows End (aBook) (December).

David Weber and Linda Evans: Hell's Gate (eBook) (February). Hell Hath No Fury (eBook) (February).

David Weber & Joelle Presby: The Road to Hell (eBook) (February).

Fran Wilde: Updraft (aBook) (April).

Roger Zelazny: Doorways in the Sand (pBook) (March). A Night in the Lonesome October (pBook) (October). The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 01—Threshold (pBook) (December).

Books read (in chronological order, master list): 001: Outermost—The Art and Life of Jack Gaughan (Ortiz). 002: The Atrocity Archives (Stross). 003: 1632 (Flint). 004: Hell's Gate (Weber & Evans). 005: Hell Hath No Fury (Weber & Evans). 006: The Road to Hell (Weber & Presby). 007: Call for the Dead (Le Carre). 008: The Tub of Happiness (Tayler). 009: Doorways in the Sand (Zelazny). 010: Cryptonomicon (Stephenson). 011: A Morbid Taste for Bones (Peters). 012: The Pride of Chanur (Cherryh). 013: Chanur's Venture (Cherryh). 014: The Hobbit (Tolkien). 015: The Kif Strike Back (Cherryh). 016; Chanur's Homecoming (Cherryh). 017: Merchanter's Luck (Cherryh). 018: Downbelow Station (Cherryh). 019: Updraft (Wilde). 020: Pattern Recognition (Gibson).  021: Blackhorse Riders (Keith). 022: Tours of Duty—Vietnam War Stories (Lanning). 023: The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood—U.S. Marines in World War I (Camp). 024: A Murder of Quality (Le Carre). 025: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (Le Carre). 026: Casino Royale (Fleming). 027: The Atrocity Archives (Stross) (second time). 028: Guards! Guards! (Pratchett). 029: Norstrilia (Smith). 030: The Rediscovery of Man (Smith). 031: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (Johnson). 032: A Night in the Lonesome October (Zelazny). 033: The Last Person to Marry a Duck Lived 300 Years Ago (Ellison). 034: Deathbird Stories (Ellison). 035: Rocket Ship Galileo (Heinlein). 036: Space Cadet. 037: Red Planet (Heinlein). 038: Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters—Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections (del Toro). 039: Little America—The War Within the War for Afghanistan (Chandrasekaran). 040: The Dying Earth (Vance). 041: Edena (Giraud). 042: Rainbows End (Vinge). 043: The Eyes of the Overworld (Vance). 044: Farmer in the Sky (Heinlein). 045: H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu (Ivankovic). 046: Blowing Up the Movies (Laws). 047: The Complete Griselda (Dickinson). 048: The Thrill of Dracula (Hite). 049: The Widow's Tale (Love). 050: Eurhol's Vale and Other Tales (Love). 051: Gloranthan Visions (Various). 052: It's Not Easy Being Grim & Other Tales (Chapin). 053: King of Sartar (Stafford & Richards). 054: Between Planets (Heinlein). 055: The Door Into Summer (Heinlein). 056: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 01—Threshold (Zelazny). 057: Cugel's Saga  (Vance). 058: Rhialto the Marvelous (Vance). 059: Schlock Mercenary 01—The Tube of Happiness (Tayler). 060: Schlock Mercenary 02—The Teraport Wars (Tayler).

Paper Books: 030.

Electronic Books: 015.

Audiobooks: 016.

Sometimes I have swapped between formats, so the totals of those three formats may not equal the total for books read in a year.

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