Monday, January 1, 2018

2018: 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, 2018): 081.

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

Isaac Asimov: Foundation (eBook) (January).

J.D. Bernal: The World, The Flesh and The Devil (eBook) (December).

John W. Campbell, Jr.: The Moon is Hell (eBook) (November).

C.J. Cherryh: Chanur 01—The Pride of Chanur (eBook) (December).

Tom Clancy: Red Storm Rising (aBook and eBook) (August). Without Remorse (eBook) (September).

Arthur C. Clarke: The Ghost from the Grand Banks (eBook) (November).

Hal Clement: Close to Critical (eBook and aBook) (November).

Glen Cook: The Black Company 01—The Black Company (aBook) (March).

Howard Coyle: Team Yankee (eBook) (May).

Gordon R. Dickson: Necromancer (pBook) (June). Tactics of Mistake (pBook) (June). Dorsai! (pBook) (June). The Spirit of Dorsai (eBook) (June).

Warren Ellis: Global Frequency—The Deluxe Edition (pBook) (April). Transmetropolitan Deluxe 001 (pBook) (November). Transmetropolitan Deluxe 002 (pBook) (November). Transmetropolitan Deluxe 003 (pBook) (November).

Neil Gaiman & Divers Hands: Sandman 01: Preludes and Nocturnes (eBook) (November). Sandman 02: The Doll's House (eBook) (November). Sandman 03: Dream Country (eBook) (November). Sandman 04: Season of Mists (eBook) (November). Sandman 05: A Game of You (eBook) (November). Sandman 06: Fables & Reflections (eBook) (December). Sandman 07: Brief Lives (eBook) (December). Sandman 08: World's End (eBook) (December). Sandman 09: The Kindly Ones (eBook) (December). Sandman 10: The Wake (eBook) (December).

Joe Haldeman: The Forever War (eBook and aBook) (November).

Robert A. Heinlein: The Rolling Stones (pBook) (November). Starman Jones (pBook) (November).

Katherine Kurtz: The Chronicles of the Deryni 01—Deryni Rising (eBook) (December).

Mike Mason and Matthew Sanderson: The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic (pBook) (July).

Mike Mignola & Co.: Hellboy Omnibus Volume 01—Seed of Destruction (eBook) (December). Hellboy Omnibus Volume 02—Strange Places (eBook) (December). Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 01 (eBook) (December). Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 02 (eBook) (December).

Andre Norton: Solar Queen 01—The Sargasso of Space (eBook) (December). Solar Queen 02—Plague Ship (eBook) (December).

Sandy Petersen & Co.: Call of Cthulhu Seventh Edition Keeper's Book (pBook) (July). S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (pBook) (July).

Terry Pratchett: Snuff (eBook) (July).

Spider Robinson: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (eBook) (January). Time Travelers Strictly Cash (aBook) (January). Callahan's Secret (aBook) (January). My Favorite Shorts (eBook) (September).

Clifford D. Simak: The Goblin Reservation (eBook) (March). The Big Front Yard and Other Stories (eBook) (September). I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories (eBook) (September). The Thing in the Stone and Other Stories (eBook) (October).

Greg Stafford: King of Sartar (eBook) (December).

Howard Tayler: Schlock Mercenary 01—The Tub of Happiness (pBook) (November). Schlock Mercenary 02—The Teraport Wars (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 03—Under New Management (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 04—The Blackness Between (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 05—The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 06—Resident Mad Scientist (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 07—Emperor Pius Dei (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 08—The Sharp End of the Stick (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 09—The Body Politic (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 10—The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 11—Massively Parallel (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 12—Force Multiplication (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 13—Random Access Memorabilia (pBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 14—Broken Wind (eBook) (December). Schlock Mercenary 15—Delegates & Delegation (eBook) (December).

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit (eBook) (January). The Fellowship of the Ring (aBook) (February). The Two Towers (aBook) (April). The Return of the King (eBook) (December).

E.C. Tubb: Dumarest 01—The Winds of Gath (eBook) (November) (combined overview and review of the series here).

A.E. van Vogt: Isher 01—The Weapon Shops (eBook) (November). Isher 02—The Weapon Makers (eBook) (November).

John Varley: The Persistence of Vision (eBook) (January). The Barbie Murders (eBook) (June).

David Weber: Honor Harrington 01—On Basilisk Station (aBook) (December).

Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun 01—The Shadow of the Torturer (aBook) (August).

Roger Zelazny: Roadmarks (pBook) (January). Nine Princes in Amber (aBook) (January). A Night in the Lonesome October (pBook) (October)

[REDACTED]: [REDACTED] (eBook) (February) (manuscript, if it is published I'll change this).

Books read (in chronological order, master list): 001: Foundation (Asimov). 002: Roadmarks (Zelazny). 003: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Robinson). 004: Nine Princes in Amber (Zelazny). 005: Time Travelers Strictly Cash (Robinson). 006: Callahan's Secret (Robinson). 007: The Hobbit (Tolkien). 008: The Persistence of Vision (Varley). 009: [REDACTED] by [REDACTED]. 010: The Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien). 011: The Black Company (Cook). 012: The Goblin Reservation (Simak). 013: Global Frequency—The Deluxe Edition (Ellis). 014: The Two Towers (Tolkien). 015: Team Yankee (Coyle). 016: The Barbie Murders (Varley). 017: Necromancer (Dickson). 018: Tactics of Mistake (Dickson). 019: Dorsai! (Dickson). 020: The Spirit of Dorsai (Dickson). 021: Snuff (Pratchett). 022: Call of Cthulhu Seventh Edition Keeper's Book (Petersen). 023: S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors (Petersen). 024: The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic (Mason & Sanderson). 025: The Book of the New Sun 01—The Shadow of the Torturer (Wolfe). 026: Red Storm Rising (Clancy). 027: My Favorite Shorts (Robinson). 028: Without Remorse (Clancy). 029: The Big Front Yard and Other Stories (Simak). 030: I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories (Simak). 031: The Thing in the Stone and Other Stories (Simak). 032: A Night in the Lonesome October (Zelazny). 033: Isher 01—The Weapon Shops (van Vogt). 034: Isher 02—The Weapon Makers (van Vogt). 035: Dumarest 01—The Winds of Gath (Tubb). 036: Close to Critical (Clement). 037: The Moon is Hell (Campbell). 038: The Rolling Stones (Heinlein). 039: The Tub of Happiness (Tayler). 040: The Forever War (Haldeman). 041: The Ghost from the Grand Banks (Clarke). 042: Preludes and Nocturnes (Gaiman). 043: The Doll's House (Gaiman). 044: Dream Country (Gaiman). 045: Season of Mists (Gaiman). 046: A Game of You (Gaiman). 047: Transmetropolitan Deluxe 001 (Ellis). 048: Transmetropolitan Deluxe 002 (Ellis). 049: Transmetropolitan Deluxe 003 (Ellis). 050: Starman Jones (Heinlein). 051: The Teraport Wars (Tayler). 052: Under New Management (Tayler). 053: The Blackness Between (Tayler). 054: The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance (Tayler). 055: Resident Mad Scientist (Tayler). 056: On Basilisk Station (Weber). 057: Emperor Pius Dei (Tayler). 058: The Sharp End of the Stick (Tayler). 059: Hellboy Omnibus Volume 01—Seed of Destruction (Mignola). 060: The Sargasso of Space (Norton). 061: Hellboy Omnibus Volume 02—Strange Places (Mignola). 062: Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 01 (Mignola). 063: Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 02 (Mignola). 064: The World, The Flesh and The Devil (Bernal). 065: Fables & Reflections (Gaiman). 066: The Return of the King (Tolkien). 067: The Body Politic (Tayler). 068: Deryni Rising (Kurtz). 069: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse (Tayler). 070: Massively Parallel (Tayler). 071: Brief Lives (Gaiman). 072: World's End (Gaiman). 073: King of Sartar (Stafford). 074: Force Multiplication (Tayler). 075: Random Access Memorabilia (Tayler). 076: Broken Wind (Tayler). 077: Delegates & Delegation (Tayler). 078: The Kindly Ones (Gaiman). 079: The Wake (Gaiman). 080: Plague Ship (Norton). 081: The Pride of Chanur (Cherryh).

Paper Books: 024.

Electronic Books: 048.

Audiobooks: 009.

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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