Monday, January 10, 2022

2022: The Year in Audio

 Just as the past few years saw me try to reignite a love of reading, this year I am going to try and listen to more music (more often). So, what will 2022 bring?

Current as of: December 3, 2022.

10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe. Hope Chest

A Produce: A Smooth Surface. Land of a Thousand Trances

The Alan Parsons Project: Gaudi. Ammonia Avenue. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe. The Time Machine. Try Anything Once. A Valid Path

Isaac Albeniz: Echoes of Spain. Cantos De Espana (3x). 

Sir Malcolm Arnold: English, Scottish, Cornish, Irish and Welsh Dances. Chamber Music of Arnold

The Art of Noise: Into Battle (2x). The Seduction of Claude Debussy. The Best of The Art of Noise. And What Have You Done With My Body, God? Daft

B-52's: Time Capsule

Johann Sebastian Bach: Bach's Italian Journey. A Bach Celebration. Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould, 1955 Recording). J.S. Bach Complete Edition (Disc 01). J.S. Bach Complete Edition (CD 01-12). The Art of the Fugue and A Musical Offering (2 CD's). Two-Part Inventions and Three-Part Inventions.

The Bangles: Greatest Hits

The Beatles: Rubber Soul. Revolver

Adrian Belew: Desire of the Rhino King

Black Water: Beneath the Skin

Rachel Bloom: Please Love Me.

Blue Oyster Cult: The Essential Blue Oyster Cult

David Bowie: Station to Station (2x). Blackstar (x2). Diamond Dogs. The Man Who Sold the World. Heroes. ChangesBowie. Fame '90. Tonight. Outside. Scary Monsters. A Reality Tour. Nothing Has Changed

Gavin Bryars: Obscure Music 01—The Sinking of the Titanic

Harold Budd: Lovely Thunder (x2). Obscure Music 10—The Pavilion of Dreams.

Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Live). The Kick Inside. The Dreaming. Lionheart. Never for Ever. Hounds of Love. The Sensual World. Aerial: A Sky of Honey. Aerial: A Sea of Honey

David Byrne: The Catherine Wheel. American Utopia on Broadway (x2).

The Clash: London Calling. Combat Rock.

Dead Can Dance: Dead Can Dance

Alexandre Desplat: Zero Dark Thirty. The Imitation Game

Dire Straits: Dire Straits. Making Movies

Electric Light Orchestra/ELO: Face the Music. Eldorado. Discovery

Harlan Ellison: On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 01. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 02. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 03. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 04. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 05. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 06. On the Road with Harlan Ellison, Volume 07. 

Brian Eno: Nerve Net (2x). Generative Music I

Brian Eno and David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

Brian Eno and Rick Holland: Drums Between the Bells

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde: Someday World

Enya: Watermark. The Celts. Shepherd Moons. A Day Without Rain

Donald Fagan: Kamakiriad

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours. Tusk. Tango in the Night.  

Peter Gabriel: Up. So. Peter Gabriel 03

Genesis: Abacab. Invisible Touch. Duke. We Can't Dance. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (2 CD's). 

Neil Gaiman & Co.: Where's Neil When You Need Him? 

Lisa Gerrard: The Mirror Pool.

Gentle Giant: Octopus. The Missing Piece. In a Glass House. Free Hand

Philip Glass: Satyagraha (Metropolitan Opera) (10x). Mishima. Akhnaten (Metropolitan Opera) (13x). Dracula. Kundun (x2). Naqoyqatsi (3x). Powaqqatsi (3x). Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (3x). Anima Mundi. Satyagraha (The New York City Opera, Orchestra & Chorus). Akhnaten (The Stuttgart State Opera, Orchestra & Chorus) (2x). Galileo Galilei. Symphony No. 6 (Plutonian Ode). Symphony No. 5 (Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya) (x4). Symphony No. 3. Symphony No. 2. Symphony No. 3 and Short Pieces. Symphony No. 2 and Shorter Pieces. Philip on Film (Filmworks by Philip Glass) (CD01-05). Music from the Fog of War. Glassmasters (CD01-03). 

Global Communications: 76:14

Elliot Goldenthal & Others: Heat

Ludwig Goransson: The Mandolorian, Chapter 1. The Mandolorian, Chapter 2. The Mandolorian, Chapter 3. The Mandolorian, Chapter 4. The Mandolorian, Chapter 5. The Mandolorian, Chapter 6. The Mandolorian, Chapter 7. The Mandolorian, Chapter 8. The Mandolorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12). The Mandolorian Season 2, Volume 2 (Chapters 13-16).

Ferde Grofe: Orchestral Works

Jan Hammer: Miami Vice—The Complete Collection

Herbie Hancock: Future Shock

Bernard Herrmann: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. The Day the Earth Stood Still

Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL): Mad Max—Fury Road (2x).

Hootie & the Blowfish: Cracked Rear View

Indigo Girls: 1200 Curfews (CD01-02). Nomads Saints Indians

Jade Warrior: Elements (CD01-02) (2x). 

James Horner: A Beautiful Mind. Sneakers

Eric Idle & John Du Prez: Spamalot

Elton John: Greatest Hits Volume 1. Greatest Hits Volume 2

Yakko Kanno: Ghost in the Shell—Stand Alone Complex OST 01. Ghost in the Shell—Stand Alone Complex OST 02. Ghost in the Shell—Stand Alone Complex—Be Human

Kenji Kawai: Ghost in the Shell (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

Kevin Kiner: Star Wars: The Clone Wars—Seasons One Through Six. Star Wars: The Clone Wars—The Final Season (Episodes 1-4)

King Crimson: The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson. In the Court of the Crimson King

Mark Knopfler: One Take Radio Sessions. Down the Road Whatever.

Kraftwerk: Radioactivity. Trans-Europe Express. Autobahn. Man-Machine. Computer World. Tour de France. 3-D The Catalogue (CD01-08). Techno-Pop. Ralf & Florian. Kraftwerk 1. Kraftwerk 2

Kraftwerk & Friends: Kraftwerk Kover Kollection (CD01-06). 

Jonathan Larson: Rent

Led Zeppelin: Mothership (x2). 

Annie Lennox: Medusa

Clint Mansell: Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Cliff Martinez: Solaris (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing

Loreena McKennitt: The Book of Secrets

Meat Loaf: Bat out of Hell

The Mechanisms: Death to the Mechanisms

New People: Might Get It Right

Troy Sterling Nies: Music of Dark Adventure (Omnibus Edition) (x2). 

Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV.

Of Monsters and Men: Fever Dream

Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells

Tom Petty: Wildflowers

Pink Floyd: Cre/ation—The Early Years (1967–1972). The Dark Side of the Moon. Wish You Were Here

Prince: 1999 (x2). Batman

Queen: Live Killers (x2). Live at Wembley Stadium. Greatest Hits (CD01-02). The Platinum Collection

Bonnie Raitt: Luck of the Draw. The Bonnie Raitt Collection. Nick of Time. Souls Alike

Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (x4). Works—1965–1995 (CD001–CD010). Tehillim. The Desert Music

R.E.M.: Dead Letter Office. Green. Fables of the Reconstruction. Eponymous (x2). Document (x2). Automatic for the People. Out of Time. New Adventures in Hi-Fi. Murmur (x2). Monster. Life's Rich Pageant. Green

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: The Vietnam War (Original Score) (x2). The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (x2).

Robert Rich: Bestiary.

Robert Rich and Alio Die: Fissures

Robert Rich and Lisa Moskow: Yearning

Steve Roach and Roger King: Dust to Dust.

The Robert Fripp String Quartet: The Bridge Between

The Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks (1964-1971)

Todd Rundgren: Faithful (x2). Something/Anything

Andres Segovia: A Tribute to Segovia

Howard Shore: The Hobbit 01—An Unexpected Journey. The Hobbit 02—The Desolation of Smaug

Mark Snow: The Truth and the Light—Music from the X-Files.

Bruce Springsteen: Devils & Dust. The River. High Hopes. Letter to You

Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy. Can't Buy a Thrill. Aja

Sting: Brand New Day. Ten Summoner's Tales. The Dream of the Blue Turtles

Talking Heads: Sand in the Vaseline (4x). The Name of This Band is Talking Heads. Naked. Fear of Music

Tangerine Dream: Strange Behavior. The Park is Mine. The Private Music of Tangerine Dream. Ricochet. Risky Business. 220 Volt Live. Thief

John Tams & Dominic Muldowney: Over the Hills and Far Away (The Music of Sharpe).

Tangerine Dream: The Keep. Stratosfear. Logos. Strange Behavior. Lily on the Beach. Le Parc. Firestarter. Exit. Ricochet. Thief. Rockoon. Wavelength

Peter Tchaikovsky & Others: 1812 Overture and Other Pieces.

They Might Be Giants: Dial A Song—20 Years of They Might Be Giants. Apollo 18. The Else. Join Us

Tin Machine: Tin Machine

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Playback (01-05). 

Traditional: Whaling and Sailing Songs from the Days of Moby Dick. Roast Beef of Old England

The Traveling Wilbury's: The Traveling Wilbury's Volume 1. The Traveling Wilbury's Volume 3

Jethro Tull: War Child.

U2: Rattle and Hum

Vangelis: China. Albedo 0.39. Spiral

Various: The Vietnam War (Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick). O, Brother Where Art Thou? (x2). Elizabethan Serenade: The Best of British Light MusicEnglish Country Dances. Guitar Concertos. Compounds + Elements. The Bells of St. Genevieve and Other Baroque Delights. O Brother, Where Art Thou? More Songs and Music from Gettysburg

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras (x2).

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti "Alla Rustica" and Others

Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy. A Feather on the Breath of God

The Who: Quadrophenia

John Williams: Star Wars 01: The Phantom Menace. Star Wars 02: The Attack of the Clones. Star Wars 03: The Revenge of the Sith

John Williams and John Powell: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Steve Winwood: Roll With It

XTC: Skylarking. English SettlementDrums and Wires (x2). Nonsuch

Yes: Magnification I. The Yes Album. Union

Hans Zimmer: Interstellar (x4). Blackhawk Down.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

2021: The Year in Reading

 Another year in the books!

Long forms read? 156!

Short forms read? 416!

The biggest improvement year over year was to maximize my reading time. I cut way back on television and podcasts and did a lot of reading where I was using both the eBook and aBook of the same title. I also spent a significant amount of time reading series (it's a lot easier to continue with a story and a set of characters you love than to start a new work): Peter Grant, the Vorkosigan Saga, Brother Cadfael, The Black Company and more.

2022? More of the same, I expect. Fingers crossed.

2022: The Year in Shorts

  Across the eons comes a tale of a time in a galaxy far, far away, when John DeNardo of SF Signal started tracking his short stories read as a way of trying to make a goal of reading one short work for each day of the year. I've managed, more often than not, to match that goal myself. While the tradition has faded at SF Signal, it continues here. The legend continues!

Number of Stories Read: 509 (out of 365) as of December 4, 2022.

Poul AndersonThe Technic Civilization 04—Young Flandry. Made up of: Enter a Hero, Somewhat Flawed (Hank Davis); Ensign FlandryA Circus of HellsThe Rebel Worlds; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (1 story; continuing to read).

Poul AndersonThe Technic Civilization 05—Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire. Made up of: Enter an Adversary—Charismatic and Ruthless (Hank Davis); Outpost of Empire; The Day of Their Return; Tiger by the Tail; Honorable Enemies; The Game of Glory; A Message in Secret; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (0 stories; continuing to read).

Poul Anderson;  The Technic Civilization 06—Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra. Made up of: Enter Hero and Adversary, Accompanied by Alarms and Tumult (Hank Davis); The Plague of Masters; Hunters of the Sky Cave; The Warriors from Nowhere; A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (0 stories, continuing to read).

Poul Anderson;  The Technic Civilization 07—Flandry's Legacy: The Technic Civilization Saga. Made up of: The Wheel Turns (Hank Davis); A Stone in Heaven; The Game of Empire; A Tragedy of Errors; The Night Face; The Sharing of Flesh; Starfog; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (0 stories; continuing to read).

Stephen Baxter (from his website): Meeting Medusa; Avatar—The Seven Wonders of the Solar System; The Xeelee Sequence Timeline; H.G. Wells—No End to War; Sir Arthur C. Clarke—1917–2008—A Tribute; The Flooding of London; If Britain Had Fallen; Living at the North Pole of Mars; How William the Conqueror Might Have Lost at Hastings; The Origin of the Destiny's Children Series; The Unconquered Sun; The Origin of the Xeelee Universe; Where Do I Get My Ideas From? — The Roots of Manifold; Other Romes (14 essays; continuing to read). 

Gregory Benford and David G. Hartwell (editor): The Best of Gregory Benford. Made up of: Nobody Lives on Burton StreetDoing LennonWhite CreaturesIn Alien FleshRedeemerDark SanctuaryTime ShardsExposuresRelativistic EffectsOf Space/Time and the River (variant of Of Space-Time and the River); Time's RubFreezeframeProselytesMatter's EndMozart on MorphineCentigrade 233World Vast, World VariousIn the Dark Backward (variant of The Dark Backward); A Desperate CalculusZoomersSlow Symphonies of Mass and TimeA Dance to Strange MusicsAnomaliesComes the EvolutionTwenty-Two CentimetersA Life with a SemisentApplied Mathematical TheologyBow ShockReasons Not to PublishThe Champagne AwardPenumbraGravity's WhispersMerciesGrace ImmaculateEagleThe Sigma Structure SymphonyBackscatterAfterword (38 stories read; collection completed).

Becky Chambers: Monk & Robot 01—A Psalm for the Wild-Built. Monk & Robot 02—A Prayer for the Crown–Shy (2 stories, completed).

James S. A. Corey: The Expanse 00—Memory's Legion. Made up of: Drive; The Butcher of Anderson Station; Gods of Risk; The Churn; The Vital Abyss; Strange Dogs; Auberon; The Sins of Our Fathers (6 stories, continuing to read).

Gordon R. Dickson: Lost Dorsai. Made up of: Lost Dorsai; Warrior (2 stories, collection completed). 

Gordon R. Dickson: The Spirit of Dorsai. Made up of: Prologue; Amanda Morgan; Interlude; Brothers; Epilogue (5 stories, collection completed).

Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan (editors): The New Space Opera 01. Made up of: (read in 2021) Introduction (Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan); Saving Tiamat (Gwyneth Jones); Verthandi's Ring (Ian McDonald); Hatch (Robert Reed); (read in 2022) Winning Peace (Paul J. McAuley); Glory (Greg Egan); Maelstrom (Kage Baker); Blessed by an Angel (Peter F. Hamilton); Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? (Ken MacLeod); The Valley of the Gardens (Tony Daniel); Dividing the Sustain (Patrick Kelly); Minla's Flowers (Alastair Reynolds); Splinters of Glass (Mary Rosenblum); Remembrance (Stephen Baxter); The Emperor and the Maula (Robert Silverberg); The Worm Turns (Gregory Benford); Send Them Flowers (Walter Jon Williams); Art of War (Nancy Kress); Muse of Fire (Dan Simmons) (4 stories read in 2021; 0 stories read in 2022, continuing to read).

George Alec Effinger: Budayeen Nights. Made up of: Foreword (Barbara Hambly); King of the Cyber Rifles; Marid and the Blood Trail; Marid Changes His Mind; Marid Throws a Party; Schrodinger's Kitten; Slow, Slow Burn; The City on the Sand; The Plastic Pasha; The World as We Know It (3 stories, continuing to read).

Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 01. Made up of: Introduction (Stuart Moore); Transmetropolitan Issues 001-018; I Hate It Here; Vertigo's Winter Edge 02; Transverse Sections (22 stories; collection completed). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 02. Made up of: Introduction (Darick Robertson); Transmetropolitan Issues 019-036; Next Winters; Filth of the City; Transverse Sections (22 stories; collection completed). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 03. Made up of: Introduction (Warren Ellis); Transmetropolitan Issues 037-060; Transverse Sections (26 stories, collection completed). 

Harlan Ellison: A Boy and His Dog. Made up of: A Boy and His Dog; Ahbhu (2 stories, chapbook collection completed).

Harlan Ellison: Vic and Blood. Made up of: Latest Breaking News—The Kid and the Pooch; Eggsucker; A Boy and His Dog; Run, Spot, Run (3 stories, chapbook collection completed).

Harlan Ellison: "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman. Made up of: Stealing Tomorrow; "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman (2 stories chapbook collection completed).

William Gibson: Distrust That Particular Flavor. Made up of: Introduction—African Thumb Piano; Rocket Radio; Since 1948; Any 'Mount of World; The Baddest Dude on Earth; Talk for Book Expo, New York; Dead Man Sings; Up the Line; Disneyland with the Death Penalty; Mr. Buk's Window; Shiny Balls of Mud—Hikaru Dorodango and Tokyu Hands; An Invitation (Foreword to Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges); Metrophagy—The Art and Science of Digesting Great Cities; Modern Boys and Mobile Girls; My Obesssion; My Own Private Tokyo; The Road to Oceania; Skip Spence's Jeans; Terminal City (Introduction to Phantom Shanghai by Greg Girard); Introduction—"The Body" (Foreword to Stelarc: The Monograph by Marquard Smith); The Net is a Waste of Time; Time Machine Cuba; Will We Have Computer Chips in Our Heads?; William Gibson's Filmless Festival; Johnny—Notes on a Process; Goggling the Cyborg (26 essays; collection completed).

Neil D. Isaacs and Rose A. Zimbardo (editors): Tolkien and the Critics—Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Made up of: Foreword (Neil D. Isaacs and Rose A. Zimbardo); On the Possibilities of Writing Tolkien Criticism (Neil D. Isaacs); The Dethronement of Power (C.S. Lewis); The Lord of the Hobbits (Edmund Fuller); The Quest Hero (W.H. Auden); The Appeal of The Lord of the Rings—A Struggle for Life (Hugh T. Keenan); Power and Meaning in The Lord of the Rings (Patricia Mayer Spacks); Moral Vision in The Lord of the Rings (Rose A. Zimbardo); Men, Halflings, and Hero-Worship (Marion Zimmer Bradley); Tolkien and the Fairy Story (Robert J. Reilly); Tolkien—The Monsters and the Critters (Thomas J. Gasque); Old English in Rohan (John Tinkler); The Poetry of Fantasy—Verse in The Lord of the Rings (Mary Quella Kelly); The Shire, Mordor, and Minas Tirith (Charles Moorman); The Lord of the Rings As Literature (Burton Raffel); Tolkien and Frodo Baggins (Roger Sale) (6 entries; continuing to read). 

M.R. James: Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories. Made up of: (read in 2021) Introduction (S.T. Joshi); Suggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the TextCanon Alberic's Scrap-bookLost HeartsThe Mezzotint (x2); The Ash-TreeNumber 13; (read in 2022) Count Magnus; "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"; The Treasure of Abbot Thomas; A School Story; The Rose Garden; The Tractate Middoth; Casting the Runes; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; Martin's Close; Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance; Appendix: Ghost Stories; A Night in King's College Chapel; Preface to Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary; Preface to More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary; Explanatory Notes (7 stories read in 2021; 2 stories read in 2022, continuing to read).

H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (An Audiobook). Made up of: Foreword (The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society); The Alchemist; At the Mountains of Madness; Azathoth; The Beast in the Cave; Beyond the Wall of Sleep; The Book; The Call of Cthulhu; The Case of Charles Dexter Ward; The Cats of Ulthar; Celephais; The Colour Out of Space; Cool Air; Dagon; The Descendant; The Shadow Over Innsmouth (Discarded Draft); The Doom That Came to Sarnath; The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath; The Dreams in the Witch House; The Dunwich Horror; The Evil Clergyman; Ex Oblivione; Facts Concerning; The Festival; From Beyond; The Haunter of the Dark; He; Herbert West—Reanimator; History of the Necronomicon; The Horror at Red Hook; The Hound; Hypnos; Ibid; In the Vault; The Little Glass Bottle; The Lurking Fear; Memory; The Moon-Bog; The Music of Eric Zann; The Mysterious Ship (Long Version); The Mysterious Ship (Short Version); The Mystery of the Grave-Yard; The Nameless City; Nyarlathotep; Old Bugs; The Other Gods; The Outsider; Pickman's Model; The Picture in the House; Polaris; The Quest of Iranon; The Rats in the Walls; A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson; The Secret Cave; The Shadow Out of Time; The Shadow Over Innsmouth; The Shunned House; The Silver Key; The Statement of Randolph Carter; The Strange High House in the Mist; The Street; Sweet Ermengarde; The Temple; The Terrible Old Man; The Thing on the Doorstep; Through the Gates of the Silver Key; The Tomb; The Transition of Juan Romero; The Tree; Under the Pyramids; The Unnameable; The Very Old Folk; What the Moon Brings; The Whisperer in Darkness; The White Ship; Bonus Interview (The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society); Outtakes (The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society); Supernatural Horror in Literature (44 stories; continuing to read).

George R. R. Martin (editor): Wild Cards Volume 1. Made up of: Prologue (George R. R. Martin); Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! (Howard Waldrop); The Sleeper (Roger Zelazny); Witness (Walter Jon Williams); Degradation Rites (Melinda Snodgrass); Interlude One (George R. R. Martin); Captain Cathode and the Secret Ace (Michael Cassutt); Powers (David D. Levine); Shell Games (George R. R. Martin); Interlude Two (George R. R. Martin); The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato (Lewis Shiner); Transfigurations (Victor Milan); Interlude Three (George R. R. Martin); Down Deep (Edward Bryant and Leanne C. Harper); Interlude Four (George R. R. Martin); Strings (Stephen Leigh as S. L. Farrell); Interlude Five (George R. R. Martin); Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan (Carrie Vaughn); Comes a Hunter (John J. Miller); Epilogue—Third Generation (Lewis Shiner); Appendix—The Science of the Wild Card Virus (Lewis Shiner); Excerpts from the Minutes of the American Metabiological Society Conference on Metahuman Abilities (not listed) (22 stories, collection completed).

George R. R. Martin (editor): Wild Cards Volume 2—Aces High. Made up of: Pennies from Hell (Lewis Shiner); Jube (George R. R. Martin); Unto the Sixth Generation (Walter Jon Williams); Ashes to Ashes (Roger Zelazny); If Looks Could Kill (Walter Simons); Winter's Chill (George R. R. Martin); Relative Difficulties (Melinda Snodgrass); With a Little Help from His Friends (Walter Milan); By Lost Ways (Pat Cadigan); Mr. Koyama's Comet (Walter Jon Williams); Half Past Dead (John J. Miller) (0 stories, continuing to read).

George R. R. Martin (editor): Wild Cards Volume 3—Jokers Wild. Made up of: Bagabond (Leanne C. Harper); Fortunato (Lewis Shiner); Jennifer "Wraith" Maloy (John J. Miller); Jack "Sewer Rat" Robicheaux (Edward Bryant); Roulette (Melinda Snodgrass); James "Demise" Spector (Walter Simons); Hiram Worchester (George R. R. Martin) ("mosaic novel" written by these authors) (0 stories, continuing to read).

Paul McAuley: Something Happened Here, But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was (1 story, completed).

Joe McCabe (editor): Hanging Out with the Dream King—Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators. Made up of: Foreword; Introduction; Neil Gaiman, Part One; Dave McKean; Kim Newman; Stephen Jones; Karen Berger; Sam Kieth; Mike Dringenberg; Kelley Jones; Charles Vess; Colleen Doran; Shawn McManus; Jill Thompson; P. Craig Russell; Bryan Talbot; Marc Hempel; Michael Zullli; Daniel Vozzo; Todd Klein; Tori Amos; Alice Cooper; Mark Buckingham; Chris Bachalo; Yoshitaka Amano; Andy Kubert; The Flash Girls; Folk Underground; Terry Pratchett; Gene Wolfe; Neil Gaiman, Part Two (31 entries; collection completed). 

C.L. Moore: The Best of C.L. Moore. Made up of: Shambleau; Black Thirst; The Bright Illusion; Black God's Kiss; Tryst in Time; Greater Than Gods; Fruit of Knowledge; No Woman Born; Daemon; Vintage Season; Afterword—Footnote to "Shambleau"...and Others (9 stories, continuing to read).

Frederik Pohl: The Gold at Starbow's End (1 story, completed).

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 8th Baron Dunsany, generally known as Lord Dunsany (edited by Lin Carter): At the Edge of the World. Made up of: About "At the Edge of the World" and Lord Dunsany: The Dreams of Mana-Yood-Sushai (Lin Carter); The Cave of Kai; Of the Gods of Averon (variant of The Sorrow of Search); Mlideen; The King That Was Not; The Men of Yarnith; In the Land of Time; Time and the Gods; The Opulence of Yahn (variant of Usury); The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth; Poltarnees, Beholder of Ocean; The Idle City; Bethmoora; Idle Days on the Yann; The Hashish Man; Carcassonne; In Zaccarath; The Dream of King Karna-Vootra; How the Enemy Came to Thlūnrāna?; The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller, and of the Doom That Befell Him; A Shop in Go-By Street; The Avenger of Perdóndaris; How the Dwarfs Rose Up in War (variant of A Pretty Quarrel); The Probable Adventure of the Three Literary Men; The Loot of Bombasharna; The Injudicious Prayers of Pombo the Idolater; The Bride of the Man-Horse; The Quest of the Queen's Tears; How One Came, as Was Foretold, to the City of Never; A Day at the Edge of the World (variant of The Long Porter's Tale); Erlathdronion (variant of A Tale of the Equator); Epilogue to "The Book of Wonder"; Afterword (Lin Carter) (14 stories, continuing to read).

Alastair Reynolds: Galactic North. Made up of: Great Wall of Mars; Glacial; A Spy in Europa; Weather; Dilation Sleep; Grafenwelder's Bestiary; Nightingale; Galactic North; Afterword. (8 stories, completed). Diamond Dogs/Turquoise Days. Made up of Diamond Dogs; Turquoise Days (2 stories, completed). 

Fred Saberhagen: Wings Out of Shadow (1 story, completed). 

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 01—The End of the Story. Made up of: Introduction (Ramsey Campbell); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); To the Daemon; The Abominations of Yondo; Sadastor; The Ninth Skeleton; The Last Incantation; The End of the Story; The Phantoms of the Fire; A Night in Malnéant; The Resurrection of the Rattlesnake; Thirteen Phantasms; The Venus of Azombeii; The Tale of Satampra Zeiros; The Monster of the Prophecy; The Metamorphosis of the World; The Epiphany of Death; A Murder in the Fourth Dimension; The Devotee of Evil; The Satyr; The Planet of the Dead; The Uncharted Isle; Marooned in Andromeda; The Root of Ampoi; The Necromantic Tale; The Immeasurable Horror; A Voyage to Sfanomoë; Story Notes (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Satyr: Alternate Conclusion; From the Crypts of Memory; Bibliography (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger) (30 stories; collection completed).

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 02—The Door to Saturn. Made up of: Introduction (Tim Powers); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Door to Saturn; The Red World of Polaris; Told in the Desert; The Willow Landscape; A Rendezvous in Averoigne; The Gorgon; An Offering to the Moon; The Kiss of Zoraida; The Face by the River; The Ghoul; The Kingdom of the Worm; An Adventure in Futurity; The Justice of the Elephant; The Return of the Sorcerer; The City of the Singing Flame; A Good Embalmer; The Testament of Athammaus; A Captivity in Serpens; The Letter from Mohaun Los; The Hunters from Beyond; Story Notes (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); Alternate Ending to "The Return of the Sorcerer"; Bibliography (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); About the Editors (Uncredited) (24 stories; collection completed).

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 03—A Vintage from Atlantis. Made up of: Introduction (Michael Dirda); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Holiness of Azédarac; The Maker of Gargoyles; Beyond the Singing Flame; Seedling of Mars (with E.M. Johnston); The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis; The Eternal World; The Demon of the Flower; The Nameless Offspring; A Vintage from Atlantis; The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan; The Invisible City; The Immortals of Mercury; The Empire of the Necromancers; The Seed from the Sepulcher; The Second Interment; Ubbo-Sathla; The Double Shadow; The Plutonian Drug; The Supernumerary Corpse; The Colossus of Ylourgne; The God of the Asteroid •(variant of Master of the Asteroid); Story Notes (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Flower-Devil; Bibliography (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger) (0 stories read; continuing to read).

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 04—The Maze of the Enchanter. Made up of: Introduction (Gahan Wilson); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Mandrakes; The Beast of Averoigne; A Star-Change; The Disinterment of Venus; The White Sybil;  The Ice-Demon; The Isle of the Torturers; The Dimension of Chance; The Dweller in the Gulf; The Maze of the Enchanter (variant of The Maze of Maal Dweb); The Third Episode of Vathek: The Story of the Princess Zulkaïs and the Prince Kalilah (as by William Beckford and Clark Ashton Smith; Genius Loci; The Secret of the Cairn (variant of The Light from Beyond); The Charnel God; The Dark Eidolon; The Voyage of King Euvoran; Vulthoom; The Weaver in the Vault; The Flower-Women; Story Notes (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); Alternate Ending to "The White Sybil"; The Muse of Hyperborea; The Dweller in the Gulf—Added Material; Bibliography (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger) (0 stories completed; continuing to read).

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 05—The Last Hieroglyph. Made up of: Introduction (Richard A. Lupoff); A Note on the Texts (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Dark Age; The Death of Malygris; The Tomb-Spawn; The Witchcraft of Ulua; The Coming of the White Worm (Chapter IX of the Book of Eibon) (variant of The Coming of the White Worm); The Seven Geases; The Chain of Aforgomon; The Primal City; Xeethra; The Last Hieroglyph; Necromancy in Naat; The Treader of the Dust; The Black Abbot of Puthuum; The Death of Ilalotha; Mother of Toads; The Garden of Adompha; The Great God Awto; Strange Shadows; The Enchantress of Sylaire; Double Cosmos; Nemesis of the Unfinished; The Master of the Crabs; Morthylla; Schizoid Creator; Monsters in the Night; Phoenix; The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles; Symposium of the Gorgon; The Dart of Rasasfa; Story Notes (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); Variant Temptation Scenes from "The Witchcraft of Ulua"; "The Traveler"; Material Removed from "The Black Abbot of Puthuum"; Alternate Ending to "I Am Your Shadow"; Alternate Ending to "Nemesis of the Unfinished"; Bibliography (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger) (0 stories read; continuing to read). 

Clark Ashton Smith: The Miscellaneous Writings of Clark Ashton Smith. Made up of: Foreword (Scott Connors and Ron Hilger); The Sorcerer Departs (Donald Sidney-Fryer); The Animated Sword; The Red Turban; Prince Alcouz and the Magician; The Malay Krise; The Ghost of Mohammed Din; The Mahout; The Rajah and the Tiger; Something New; The Flirt; The Perfect Woman; A Platonic Entanglement; The Expert Lover; The Parrot; A Copy of Burns; Checkmate; The Infernal Star; Dawn of Discord ( with E. Hoffmann Price); House of Monoceros (with E. Hofmann Price); The Dead Will Cuckold You: A Drama in Six Scenes (variant of The Dead Will Cuckold You); The Hashish-Eater: or, The Apocalypse of Evil; Bibliography (uncredited); O Amor Atque Realitas!: Clark Ashton Smith's First Adult Fiction (Donald Sidney-Fryer) (0 stories; continuing to read).

Uncredited: Star Wars—From a Certain Point of View. Made up of: Raymus (Gary Whitta); The Bucket (Christie Golden); The Sith of Datawork (Ken Liu); Stories in the Sand (Griffin McElroy); Reirin (Sabaa Tahir); The Red One (Rae Carson); Rites (John Jackson Miller); Master and Apprentice (Claudia Gray); Beru Whitesun Lars (Meg Cabot); The Luckless Rodian (Renée Ahdieh); Not for Nothing (Mur Lafferty); We Don't Serve Their Kind Here (Chuck Wendig); The Kloo Horn Cantina Caper (Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction); Added Muscle (Paul Dini); You Owe Me a Ride (Zoraida Córdova); The Secrets of Long Snoot (Delilah S. Dawson); Born in the Storm (Daniel José Older); Laina (Wil Wheaton); Fully Operational (Beth Revis); An Incident Report (Mallory Ortberg); Change of Heart (Elizabeth E. Wein); Eclipse (Madeleine Roux); Verge of Greatness (Pablo Hidalgo); Far Too Remote (Jeffrey Brown); The Trigger (Kieron Gillen); Of MSE-6 and Men (Glen Weldon); Bump (Ben Acker and Ben Blacker); End of Watch (Adam Christopher); The Baptist (Nnedi Okorafor); Time of Death (Cavan Scott); There Is Another (Gary D. Schmidt); Palpatine (Ian Doescher); Sparks (Paul S. Kemp); Duty Roster (Jason Fry); Desert Son (Pierce Brown); Grounded (Greg Rucka); Contingency Plan (Alexander Freed); The Angle (Charles Soule); By Whatever Sun (Ashley Eckstein and E. K. Johnston); Whills (Tom Angleberger) (29 stories; continuing to read).

Oscar Wilde: The Canterville Ghost (1 story, completed).

Gene Wolfe: The Best of Gene Wolfe—A Definitive Retrospective of His Finest Short Fiction. Made up of: The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories; Afterword (The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories); The Toy Theater; Afterword (The Toy Theater); The Fifth Head of Cerberus; Afterword (The Fifth Head of Cerberus); Beech Hill; Afterword (Beech Hill); The Recording; Afterword (The Recording); Hour of Trust; Afterword (Hour of Trust); The Death of Dr. Island; Afterword (The Death of Dr. Island); La Befana; Afterword (La Befana); Forlesen; Afterword (Forlesen); Westwind; Afterword (Westwind); The Hero As Werwolf; Afterword (The Hero as Werwolf); The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton; Afterword (The Marvelous Brass Chessplaying Automaton); Straw; Afterword (Straw); The Eyeflash Miracles; Afterword (The Eyeflash Miracles); Seven American Nights; Afterword (Seven American Nights); The Detective of Dreams; Afterword (The Detective of Dreams); Kevin Malone; Afterword (Kevin Malone); The God and His Man; Afterword (The God and His Man); On the Train; Afterword (On the Train); From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton; Afterword (From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton); Death of the Island Doctor; Afterword (Death of the Island Doctor); Redbeard • (1984); Afterword (Redbeard); The Boy Who Hooked the Sun; Afterword (The Boy Who Hooked the Sun); Parkroads—A Review; Afterword (Parkroads—A Review); Game in the Pope's Head; Afterword (Game in the Pope's Head); And When They Appear; Afterword (And When They Appear); Bed and Breakfast; Afterword (Bed and Breakfast); Petting Zoo; Afterword (Petting Zoo); The Tree Is My Hat; Afterword (The Tree Is My Hat); Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?; Afterword (Has Anybody Seen Junie Moon?); A Cabin on the Coast; Afterword (A Cabin on the Coast). (6 stories; continuing to read).

Bill Wood (editor): On Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren. Made up of: Contemporary Reviews, 1975-76: Only One Hundred Years Till Death of Harlow! (Steven Paley); S.F. (Gerald Jonas); Breakdown of a Breakthrough Novel (Harlan Ellison); Galaxy Bookshelf (Theodore Sturgeon); The Autumnal City (Douglas Barbour); Dully Grinning Delany Descends to Disaster (Darrell Schweitzer); Reviews of the 1996 Wesleyan University Press Reprint: Now Read This (John Nizalowski); Dhalgren (Rudi Dornemann); Delany on Dhalgren: Of Sex, Objects, Signs, Systems, Sales, SF, And Other Things (Samuel R. Delany); Some Remarks Toward a Reading of Dhalgren (K. Leslie Steiner); From "The Semiology of Silence", an Interview with Samuel R. Delany Included in Silent Interviews (Samuel R. Delany); Looking Back at the Autumnal City (Samuel R. Delany); Sources: The Instruction Manual (John Ashbery); Critical Reaction: Amnesia (Steven Shaviro); An "Introduction" (Jean Marc Gawron); Rites of Reversal—Double Consciousness in Delany's Dhalgren (Mary Kay Bray); This You-Shaped Hole of Insight and Fire (Robert Elliot Fox); Subverted Equations—G. Spencer Brown's Laws of Form and Samuel R. Delany's Analytics of Attention (Kenneth R. James); The Making of Hogg: The Making of Hogg, An Interview from Fiction International; Errata (8 essays; continuing to read).

Roger Zelazny: Seven Tales in Amber. Made up of: Introduction (Warren Lapine); Prologue to Trumps of Doom; A Secret of Amber (with Ed Greenwood); Salesman's Tale; Blue Horse, Dancing Mountains; The Shroudling and the Guisel; Coming to a Cord; Hall of Mirrors (8 stories, collection completed). 

Roger Zelazny: Threshold—The Complete Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 1. Made up of: Notes (Christopher S. Kovacs); A Word from the Editors (Ann Crimmins and David G. Grubbs and Christopher S. Kovacs); Out of Nowhere (Robert Silverberg); Before Amber (Carl B. Yoke); A Rose for Ecclesiastes; A Word from Zelazny: A Rose for Ecclesiastes (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Braxa; Ecclesiastes' Epilogue; Bok; A Word from Zelazny: Bok (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); And The Darkness Is Harsh; A Word from Zelazny: And The Darkness Is Harsh (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Mr. Fuller's Revolt; A Word from Zelazny: Mr. Fuller's Revolt (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Diet; A Word from Zelazny: Diet (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Youth Eternal; Slush, Slush, Slush; The Outward Sign; The Agnostic's Prayer; Passion Play; A Word from Zelazny: Passion Play (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); On May 13, 1937; Cactus King; The Graveyard Heart; A Word from Zelazny: The Graveyard Heart (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Flight; Future, Be Not Impatient; In the Dogged House; Our Wintered Way Through Evening, and Burning Bushes Along It; Horseman!; A Word from Zelazny: Horseman! (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); The Teachers Rode a Wheel of Fire; A Word from Zelazny: The Teachers Rode a Wheel of Fire (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Sense and Sensibility; Moonless in Byzantium; A Word from Zelazny: Moonless in Byzantium (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); On the Road to Splenoba; A Word from Zelazny: On the Road to Splenoba (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Final Dining; The Borgia Hand; Nine Starships Waiting; A Word from Zelazny: Nine Starships Waiting (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Circe Has Her Problems; A Word from Zelazny: Circe Has Her Problems (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); The Cat Licks Her Coat; A Word from Zelazny: The Cat Licks Her Coat (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); The Malatesta Collection; A Word from Zelazny: The Malatesta Collection (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); From a Seat in the Chill Park; Rodin's 'The Kiss'; To His Morbid Mistress; The Stainless Steel Leech; A Word from Zelazny: The Stainless Steel Leech (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Old Ohio Folkrag; The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth; A Word from Zelazny: The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); A Thing of Terrible Beauty; A Word from Zelazny: A Thing of Terrible Beauty (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); How A Poem Means; Monologue for Two; Concert; Iceage; Threshold of the Prophet; Hart Crane...; Southern Cross; A Word from Zelazny: Southern Cross (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); I Used to Think in Lines That Were Irregular to the Right; A Word from Zelazny: I Used to Think in Lines That Were Irregular to the Right (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); A Museum Piece; A Word from Zelazny: A Museum Piece (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Hybris, Or The Danger of Hilltops; Mine is the Kingdom; St. Secaire's; In Pheleney's Garage; King Solomon's Ring; The Black Boy's Reply to William Butler Yeats; The Misfit; Rite of Spring; The Great Slow Kings; A Word from Zelazny: The Great Slow Kings (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Collector's Fever; A Word from Zelazny: Collector's Fever (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); The Night Has 999 Eyes; A Word from Zelazny: The Night Has 999 Eyes: Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Decade Plus One of Roses; A Word from Zelazny: Decade Plus One of Roses (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); He Who Shapes; A Word from Zelazny: He Who Shapes (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); See You Later, Maybe; Sundry Notes on Dybology and Suchlike; A Word from Zelazny: Sundry Notes on Dybology and Suchlike (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); "... And Call Me Roger": The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 1 (Christopher S. Kovacs); Conditional Benefit; A Word from Zelazny: Conditional Benefit (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); Hand of the Master; A Word from Zelazny: Hand of the Master (Christopher S. Kovacs and Roger Zelazny); The Great Selchie of San Francisco Bay; Studies in Saviory; Acknowledgments (Ann Crimmins and David G. Grubbs and Christopher S. Kovacs) (26 entries, continuing to read).

Periodicals:

None yet.

Graphic Novels:

Divers Hands: Darth Vader (2015-2016): 001–025, Annual 01 (26 issues, series completed).

Divers Hands: Star Wars (2015-2019): 004-021, Annual 01, Special: C-3PO (19 issues, continuing to read).

Divers Hands: Star Wars Omnibus 001 (Original Marvel Run): 020-028 (9 issues, collection completed). Star Wars Omnibus 002 (Original Marvel Run): 029-034 (5 issues, continuing to read).

Divers Hands: Vader Down (1 story, completed).

2022: 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 5, 2022): 140.

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

Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Idylls of the King (eBook) (September). 

Isaac Asimov: Foundation Trilogy 03—Second Foundation (eBook) (November). 

Stephen Baxter: Xeelee 01—Raft (pBook) (November). 

Alfred A. Bell, Jr.: A Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 03—The Corpus Conundrum (eBook) (November). 

Gregory Benford: The Best of Gregory Benford (eBook) (September). Galactic Center 01—In the Ocean of Night (aBook) (September). Galactic Center 02—Across the Sea of Suns (aBook) (October). Galactic Center 03—Great Sky River (aBook) (October). Galactic Center 04—Tides of Light (aBook) (November). 

John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar (aBook) (January). 

James Branch Cabell: Figures of Earth (eBook) (February). The High Place (aBook) (April).

Tom Clancy: Jack Ryan 02—Red Rabbit (aBook) (May). Jack Ryan 03—The Hunt for Red October (eBook) (June).

Arthur C. Clarke: 2001: A Space Odyssey (eBook) (November). The Fountains of Paradise (eBook) (December). 

James S.A. Corey: The Expanse 01—Leviathan Wakes (eBook) (August). The Expanse 02—Caliban's War (eBook) (August). The Expanse 03—Abaddon's Gate (eBook) (August). The Expanse 04—Cibola Burn (eBook) (September). Expanse 05—Nemesis Games (eBook) (October).

Michael Crichton: The Andromeda Strain (eBook).

Samuel R. Delany: Dhalgren (aBook) (January).

Gordon R. Dickson: Dorsai 01—Necromancer (aBook) (April). Dorsai 02—Tactics of Mistake (aBook) (April). Dorsai 00—Lost Dorsai (aBook) (April). Dorsai 00—The Spirit of Dorsai (aBook) (April). Dorsai 03—Dorsai (aBook) (April). Dorsai 04—Soldier, Ask Not (aBook) (April). 

George Alec Effinger: Marid Audran 03—The Exile Kiss (eBook) (June). 

Warren Ellis: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 01 (pBook) (June). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 02 (pBook) (June). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 03 (pBook) (June). 

Richard Feynman: The Character of Physical Law (aBook) (November). 

Bob Forrest-Webb: Chieftains (eBook) (June).

Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs: Sandman Act I (aBook) (August).

William Gibson: Sprawl 01—Neuromancer (aBook) (July). Sprawl 02—Count Zero (aBook) (July). Sprawl 03—Mona Lisa Overdrive (aBook) (July). Bridge 01—Virtual Light (eBook) (July). Bridge 02—Idoru (aBook) (July). Bridge 03—All Tomorrow's Parties (aBook) (July). Blue Ant 01—Pattern Recognition (aBook) (July). Blue Ant 02—Spook Country (aBook) (July). Blue Ant 03—Zero History (aBook) (July). Distrust That Particular Flavor (aBook) (July). Jackpot 01—The Peripheral (eBook) (September). Jackpot 02—Agency (eBook) (September). 

David Halberstam: The Best and the Brightest (aBook) (August).

Peter F. Hamilton: Greg Mandel 01—Mindstar Rising (aBook) (June). Greg Mandel 02—A Quantum Murder (aBook) (June). Greg Mandel 03—The Nano Flower (aBook) (June). 

Dashiell Hammett: Thin Man 01—The Thin Man (eBook) (November). Thin Man 02—Return of the Thin Man (aBook) (November). 

Frank Herbert: Under Pressure (eBook) (May). ConSentiency 01—Whipping Star (eBook) (May). 

"Howard of Warwick": The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage 01—The Heretics of De'Ath (eBook) (March).

Jacob Johnston: The Art of Ron Cobb (pBook) (October). 

Donald Kagan: The Peloponnesian War (pBook) (December).  

Roshanak Khesti: Switched-On Bach (eBook) (July).

Tracy Kidder: The Soul of a New Machine (eBook) (April).

Stephen King: Danse Macabre (aBook) (May). 

Volker Kutscher: Gereon Rath 01—Babylon Berlin (June) (aBook). 

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

Ken Layne: Desert Oracle Volume 1—Strange True Tales from the American Southwest (eBook) (November). 

George R. R. Martin (editor): Wild Cards 1 (aBook) (January).

James Martin, S.J.: The Abbey—A Story of Discovery (eBook) (June).

Joe McCabe (editor): Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (pBook) (September). 

Vonda N. McIntyre: Star Trek—The Entropy Effect (eBook) (April).

James McPherson: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (aBook) (July). 

Tamsyn Muir: Locked Room 01—Gideon the Ninth (aBook) (first time, January) (second time, October). Locked Room 02—Harrow the Ninth (aBook) (November). 

Linda Nagata: The Red 01—First Light (eBook) (November). The Red 02—The Trials (eBook) (November). 

Larry Niven: The State 01—A World Out of Time (eBook) (November). 

Patrick O'Brian: Aubrey–Maturin 01—Master and Commander (pBook) (March). Aubrey–Maturin 02—Post Captain (pBook) (April). 

K.J. Parker: The Siege 01—Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (eBook). The Siege 02—How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (eBook) (August). 

Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody 002—The Curse of the Pharaohs (aBook) (April). Amelia Peabody 003—The Mummy Case (aBook) (April). Amelia Peabody 004—Lion in the Valley (aBook) (April). Amelia Peabody 005—The Deeds of the Disturber (aBook) (April). Amelia Peabody 006—The Last Camel Died at Noon (aBook) (May). 

Terry Pratchett: Discworld 01—The Color of Magic (aBook) (November). Discworld 00—The World of Poo (eBook) (December). 

Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen: The Science of Discworld 02—The Globe (eBook) (December)

Olga Ravn: The Employees (eBook) (October).

Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space 00—Galactic North (eBook) (November). Revelation Space 00—Diamond Dogs/Turquoise Days (eBook) (November). The Prefect 01—Aurora (eBook) (November). 

Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Retrieval Artist 01—The Disappeared (aBook) (February). 

John Scalzi: The Kaiju Preservation Society (eBook) (March).

Uwe Schutte: Kraftwerk—Future Music from Germany (eBook) (November).

Iain Sinclair: White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (eBook) (November). 

Clark Ashton Smith: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 01—The End of the Story (eBook) (April). The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith 02—A Vintage from Atlantis (eBook) (July). 

Neal Stephenson: The Baroque Cycle 07—Currency (aBook). The Baroque Cycle 08—The System of the World (aBook) (February).

Alvin Toffler: Future Shock (eBook) (July). 

J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (Editor): The Silmarillion (eBook) (September). Beren & Luthien (eBook) (September). The Children of Hurin (eBook) (September). The Fall of Gondolin (eBook) (September). 

Ian Toll: War in the Pacific 03—Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (eBook) (November). 

E.C. Tubb: Dumarest of Terra 01—The Winds of Gath (eBook) (November). Dumarest of Terra 02—Derai (eBook) (November). Dumarest of Terra 03—Toyman (eBook) (December).

Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August (eBook) (July). 

Jack Vance: Dying Earth 01—The Dying Earth (eBook) (September). 

Various: Star Wars Omnibus—A Long Time Ago (Volume 01) (eBook) (January).

Hugh Walters: Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. 01—Blast Off at Woomera/Blast Off at 0300 (eBook) (July). Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. 02—The Domes of Pico (eBook) (August). Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. 03—Operation Columbus/First on the Moon (eBook) (August). Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. 04—Moon Base One (eBook) (August). Chris Godfrey of U.N.E.X.A. 05—Expedition to Venus (eBook) (December). 

Martha Wells: Murderbot 01—All Systems Read (eBook) (September). Murderbot 02—Artificial Condition (eBook) (September). Murderbot 03—Rogue Protocol (eBook) (September). Murderbot 04—Exit Strategy (eBook) (October). Murderbot 05—Fugitive Telemetry (eBook) (October). Murderboth 06—Network Effect (eBook) (October). 

Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun 05—The Urth of the New Sun (pBook) (July).

Bob Woodward: Fear (eBook) (September). 

Timothy Zahn: The Thrawn Trilogy 01—Heir to the Empire (eBook) (February).

Roger Zelazny: Amber 01—Nine Princes in Amber (eBook) (March). Lord of Light (eBook) (May). Creatures of Light and Darkness (eBook) (June). Amber 02—The Guns of Avalon (eBook) (September). Amber 03—Sign of the Unicorn (eBook) (September). Amber 04—The Hand of Oberon (eBook) (September). Amber 05—The Courts of Chaos (eBook) (September). Amber 06—Trumps of Doom (eBook) (September). Amber 07—Blood of Amber (eBook) (September). Amber 08—Sign of Chaos (eBook) (September). Amber 09—Knight of Shadows (eBook) (September). Amber 10—Prince of Chaos (eBook) (September). Amber 00—Seven Tales in Amber (eBook) (September). Amber 00—Roger Zelazny's Visual Guide to Castle Amber (with Neil Randall) (pBook) (September). A Night in the Lonesome October (aBook) (September). 

Books read (in chronological order, master list): 001: Wild Cards 1 (Martin). 002: Dhalgren (Delany). 003: Stars Wars—A Long Time Ago (Various). 004: Stand on Zanzibar (Brunner). 005: Gideon the Ninth (Muir). 006: Heir to the Empire (Zahn). 007: The Disappeared (Rusch). 008: Figures of Earth (Cabell). 009: Currency (Stephenson). 010: The System of the World (Stephenson). 011: Nine Princes in Amber (Zelazny). 012: The Heretics of De'Ath (Howard of Warwick). 013: Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (Parker). 014: Master and Commander (O'Brian). 015: The Kaiju Preservation Society (Scalzi). 016: The Andromeda Strain (Crichton). 017: The Soul of a New Machine (Kidder). 018: Star Trek—The Entropy Effect (McIntyre). 019: Amelia Peabody 002—The Curse of the Pharaohs (Peters). 020: Post Captain (O'Brian). 021: The High Place (Cabell). 022: The Mummy Case (Peters). 023: Lion in the Valley (Peters). 024: The Deeds of the Disturber (Peters). 025: Necromancer (Dickson). 026: Tactics of Mistake (Dickson). 027: Lost Dorsai (Dickson). 028: The Spirit of Dorsai (Dickson). 029: Dorsai (Dickson). 030: The End of the Story (Smith). 031: Soldier, Ask Not (Dickson). 032: Danse Macabre (King). 033: The Last Camel Died at Noon (Peters). 034: Red Rabbit (Clancy). 035: Lord of Light (Zelazny). 036: Whipping Star (Herbert). 037: Under Pressure (Herbert). 038: Chieftains (Forrest-Webb). 039: Creatures of Light and Darkness (Zelazny). 040: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 01 (Ellis). 041: The Hunt for Red October (Clancy). 042: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 02 (Ellis). 043: Babylon Berlin (Kutscher). 044: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 03 (Ellis). 045: Tours of Duty—Vietnam War Stories (Lanning). 046: The Abbey—A Story of Discovery (Martin). 047: The Exile Kiss (Effinger). 048: Mindstar Rising (Hamilton). 049: A Quantum Murder (Hamilton). 050: The Nano Flower (Hamilton). 051: Neuromancer (Gibson). 052: The Urth of the New Sun (Wolfe). 053: Count Zero (Gibson). 054: Mona Lisa Overdrive (Gibson). 055: Virtual Light (Gibson). 056: Idoru (Gibson). 057: All Tomorrow's Parties (Gibson). 058: Pattern Recognition (Gibson). 059: Spook Country (Gibson). 060: Zero History (Gibson). 061: Blast Off at Woomera/Blast Off at 0300 (Walters). 062: Switched-On Bach (Khesti). 063: Battle Cry of Freedom (McPherson). 064: Future Shock (Toffler). 065: Distrust That Particular Flavor (Gibson). 066: A Vintage from Atlantis (Smith). 067: The Guns of August (Tuchman). 068: Leviathan Wakes (Corey). 069: The Domes of Pico (Walters). 070: Sandman: Act I (Gaiman and Maggs). 071: The Best and the Brightest (Halberstam). 072: Operation Columbus/First on the Moon (Walters). 073. How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (Parker). 074: Moon Base One (Walters). 075: Caliban's War (Corey). 076: Abaddon's Gate (Corey). 077: Cibola Burn (Corey). 078: The Silmarillion (Tolkien). 079: Beren & Luthien (Tolkien). 080: Hanging Out with the Dream King (McCabe). 081: The Children of Hurin (Tolkien). 082: The Fall of Gondolin (Tolkien). 083: Fear (Woodward). 084: Idylls of the King (Tennyson). 085: The Dying Earth (Vance). 085: The Guns of Avalon (Zelazny). 086: Sign of the Unicorn (Zelazny). 087: The Best of Gregory Benford (Benford). 088: The Hand of Oberon (Zelazny). 089: The Courts of Chaos (Zelazny). 090: Trumps of Doom (Zelazny). 091: Blood of Amber (Zelazny). 092: Sign of Chaos (Zelazny). 093: Knight of Shadows (Zelazny). 094: Prince of Chaos (Zelazny). 095: Seven Tales in Amber (Zelazny). 096: Roger Zelazny's Visual Guide to Castle Amber (Zelazny and Randall). 097: The Peripheral (Gibson). 098: Agency (Gibson). 099: In the Ocean of Night (Benford). 100: All Systems Read (Wells). 101: Artificial Condition (Wells). 102: Rogue Protocol (Wells). 103: Exit Strategy (Wells). 104: Across the Sea of Suns (Benford). 105: Nemesis Games (Corey). 106: A Night in the Lonesome October (Zelazny). 107: Fugitive Telemetry (Wells). 108: Network Effect (Wells). 109: Gideon the Ninth (Muir). 110: Great Sky River (Benford). 111: The Art of Ron Cobb (Johnston). 112: The Employees (Ravn). 113: Harrow the Ninth (Muir). 114: First Light (Nagata). 115: Raft (Baxter). 116: The Thin Man (Hammett). 117: Return of the Thin Man (Hammett). 118: Kraftwerk—Future Music from Germany (Schutte). 119: Galactic North (Reynolds). 120: Desert Oracle (Layne). 121: Tides of Light (Benford). 122: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Clarke). 123: Second Foundation (Asimov). 124: A World Out of Time (Niven). 125: The Character of Physical Law (Feynman). 126: The Trials (Nagata). 127: Diamond Dogs/Turquoise Days (Reynolds). 128: White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings (Sinclair). 129: Twilight of the Gods (Toll). 130: The Corpus Conundrum (Bell). 131: Aurora (Reynolds). 132: The Winds of Gath (Tubb). 133: Derai (Tubb). 134: The Color of Magic (Pratchett). 135: The World of Poo (Pratchett). 136: Toyman (Tubb). 137: The Globe (Pratchett, Stewart and Cohen). 138: Expedition to Venus (Walters). 139: The Fountains of Paradise (Clarke). 140: The Peloponnesian War (Kagan). 

Paper Books: 011. 

Electronic Books: 081.

Audiobooks: 048.

For this year, many of the books were read as I synchronized between the audiobook version and the electronic book version. The count was "awarded" to the category where I "read" the most of the book. As you can see, I did a lot of walking this year, so a large chunk of books were consumed while on those walks.

Current Reads (2022)

 I'm listing these as aBooks (audio), eBooks (electronic, various formats) and pBook (paper, various sizes). In some cases you'll see more than one format listed, this is usually where I have both the electronic and audio formats and they can be synchronized. In many cases, I have both the eBook and the pBook, but you can't synchronize those two!

In the Current Reads folder of my Kindle, on the nightstand in paper form, on the phone as an audiobook, on the magazine or comics racks (current as of November 23, 2022):

Poul Anderson: The Technic Civilization 04—Young Flandry (aBook). The Technic Civilization 05—Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire (aBook). The Technic Civilization 06—Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra (aBook). The Technic Civilization 07—Flandry's Legacy: The Technic Civilization Saga (aBook) (all the preceding are omnibus editions, made up of novels and short stories). The Complete Psychotechnic League 01 (eBook). The Complete Psychotechnic League 02 (eBook). The Complete Psychotechnic League 03 (eBook). 

Isaac Asimov: Foundation 03—Second Foundation (eBook). Foundation 04—Foundation's Edge (eBook). 

Rick Atkinson: The Liberation Trilogy 01—An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943 (eBook).

Iain M. Banks: Culture 02—The Player of Games (eBook). Culture 03—Use of Weapons (aBook). Culture 04—The State of the Art (pBook). Culture 05—Excession (eBook). Culture 06—Inversions (eBook). Culture 07—Look to Windward (eBook). Culture 08—Matter (eBook). Culture 09—Surface Detail (eBook). Culture 10—Hydrogen Sonata (eBook). Transition (eBook). The Algebraist (pBook). Against a Dark Background (pBook).

Stephen Baxter: Xeelee Omnibus (made up of Raft, Timelike Infinity, Flux, Ring) (pBook). Vacuum Diagrams (eBook).

Alfred A. Bell, Jr.: Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 03—The Corpus Conundrum (eBook). Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 04—Death in the Ashes (eBook). Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 05—The Eyes of Aurora (eBook). Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 06—Fortune's Fool (eBook). Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 07—The Gods Help Those (eBook). Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger 08—Hiding from the Past (eBook). 

Gregory Benford: Galactic Center 00—A Hunger for the Infinite (aBook). Galactic Center 01—In the Ocean of Night (aBook). Galactic Center 02—Across the Sea of Suns (aBook). Galactic Center 03—Great Sky River (aBook). Galactic Center 04—Tides of Light (aBook). Galactic Center 05—Furious Gulf (aBook). Galactic Center 06—Sailing Bright Eternity (aBook). Anomalies (eBook). Against Infinity (eBook). The Stars in Shroud (eBook).

Gregory Benford and Gordon Eklund: If the Stars are Gods (eBook).

John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar (eBook and aBook). The Sheep Look Up (aBook). The Jagged Orbit (eBook). The Squares of the City (eBook).

C.J. Cherryh: The Hinder Stars 01—Alliance Rising (eBook). The Faded Sun Trilogy (omnibus—The Faded Sun: KesrithThe Faded Sun: Shon'JirThe Faded Sun: Kutath) (aBook). Cyteen 01—Cyteen (aBook). Cyteen 02—Regenesis (eBook). Company Wars 02—Alliance Space (omnibus—Merchanter's Luck and Forty Thousand in Gehenna) (eBook). Company Wars 00—Hellburner (eBook). Company Wars 00—Heavy Time (eBook). Company Wars 00—Rimrunners (pBook). Company Wars 00—Tripoint (pBook). Company Wars 00—Finity's End (pBook). Chanur 01—The Pride of Chanur (aBook). Chanur 02—Chanur's Venture (aBook). Chanur 03—The Kif Strike Back (aBook). Chanur 04—Chanur's Homecoming (aBook). Chanur 05—Chanur's Legacy (aBook). 

Tom Clancy: Jack Ryan 02—Red Rabbit (aBook). Jack Ryan 03—The Hunt for Red October (aBook). 

Hal Clement: Mesklin 01—Mission of Gravity (eBook). Mesklin 02—Star Light (eBook).

James S. A. Corey: The Expanse 01—Leviathan Wakes (eBook). The Expanse 02—Caliban's War (eBook). The Expanse 03—Abaddon's Gate (eBook). The Expanse 04—Cibola Burn (eBook). The Expanse 05—Nemesis Games (eBook). The Expanse 06—Babylon's Ashes (eBook). The Expanse 07—Persepolis Rising (eBook). The Expanse 08—Tiamat's Wrath (eBook). The Expanse 09—Leviathan Falls (eBook). The Expanse 00—Memory's Legion (eBook). 

Lindsey Davis: Falco 02—Shadows in Bronze (aBook and eBook); Falco 03—Venus in Copper (aBook and eBook); Falco 04—The Iron Hand of Mars (aBook and eBook); Falco 05—Poseidon's GoldFalco 06—Last Act in PalmyraFalco 07—Time to DepartFalco 08—A Dying Light in CordubaFalco 09—Three Hands in the FountainFalco 10—Two for the LionsFalco 11—One Virgin Too ManyFalco 12—Ode to a BankerFalco 13—A Body in the Bath HouseFalco 14—The Jupiter MythFalco 15—The AccusersFalco 16—Scandal Takes a HolidayFalco 17—See Delphi and DieFalco 18—SaturnaliaFalco 19—Alexandria; Falco 20—NemesisThe Flavia Albia Series: Flavia 01—The Ides of AprilFlavia 02—Enemies at HomeFlavia 03—Deadly ElectionFlavia 04—The Graveyard of the HesperidesFlavia 05—The Third NeroFlavia 06—Pandora's BoyFlavia 07—A Capitol DeathFlavia 08—The Grove of the Caesar'sFlavia 09—A Comedy of TerrorsRelated: The Spook Who Spoke Again (novella); Vesuvius by Night (novella); Invitation to Die (novella).

Samuel R. Delany: Dhalgren (eBook and aBook). The Atheist in the Attic (eBook). About Writing (eBook). In Search of Silence (eBook). Trouble on Triton (eBook). Babel-17 (aBook). Letters from Amherst—Five Narrative Letters (eBook). A, B, C: Three Short Novels (eBook). Nova (aBook). The Motion of Light in Water (aBook). 

George Alec Effinger: The Budayeen Cycle Omnibus: The Exiles Kiss (eBook and separate aBooks). Budayeen Nights (eBook).

Warren Ellis: Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 01 (pBook). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 02 (pBook). Absolute Transmetropolitan, Volume 03 (pBook). 

William Gibson: Sprawl 01—Neuromancer (aBook). Sprawl 02—Count Zero (aBook). Sprawl 03—Mona Lisa Overdrive (aBook). Bridge 01—Virtual Light (eBook). Bridge 02—Idoru (aBook). Bridge 03—All Tomorrow's Parties (aBook). Blue Ant 01—Pattern Recognition (aBook). Blue Ant 02—Spook Country (aBook). Blue Ant—Zero History (aBook). Jackpot 01—The Peripheral (aBook). Jackpot 02—Agency (aBook). Distrust That Particular Flavor (aBook).

William Gibson and Bruce Sterling: The Difference Engine (aBook).

David Halberstam: The Best and the Brightest (aBook).

Peter F. Hamilton: Greg Mandel 01—Mindstar Rising (aBook). Greg Mandel 02—A Quantum Murder (aBook). Greg Mandel 03—The Nano Flower (aBook). Salvation 01—Salvation (aBook). Salvation 02—Salvation Lost (aBook). Salvation 03—Saints of Salvation (aBook). The Night's Dawn 01—The Reality Dysfunction (aBook). The Night's Dawn 02—The Neutronium Alchemist (aBook). The Night's Dawn 03—The Naked God (aBook). A Confederation Handbook (eBook). A Second Chance at Eden (eBook). Commonwealth 01—Pandora's Star (aBook). Commonwealth 02—Judas Unchained (aBook). Void 01—The Dreaming Void (aBook). Void 02—The Temporal Void (aBook). Void 03—The Evolutionary Void (aBook). The Chronicle of the Fallers 01—The Abyss Beyond Dreams (aBook). The Chronicle of the Fallers 02—Night Without Stars (aBook). Fallen Dragon (aBook). Great North Road (aBook) .

Frank Herbert: Dune 02—Dune Messiah (eBook). Dune 03—Children of Dune (eBook). Under Prssure/The Dragon in the Sea (eBook). ConSentiency 01—Whipping Star (eBook). ConSentiency 02—The Dosadi Experiment (eBook). 

M.R. James: Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories (eBook).

Stephen King: Danse Macabre (eBook and aBook). On Writing (eBook and aBook).

Volker Kutscher: Gereon Rath 01—Babylon Berlin (aBook). Gereon Rath 02—The Silent Death (aBook). Gereon Rath 03—Goldstein (aBook). Gereon Rath 04—The Fatherland Files (aBook). Gereon Rath 05—The March Fallen (aBook). 

Henry Kuttner: The Best of Henry Kuttner (eBook). The Keeps 01—Clash by Night (eBook). The Keeps 02—Fury (eBook). 

George R. R. Martin (editor): Wild Cards 1 (aBook). Wild Cards 2—Aces High (aBook). Wild Cards 3—Jokers Wild (aBook).

John McPhee: Coming into the Country (aBook) (link to Coming into the Country).

Barbara Mertz (as Elizabeth Peters): Amelia Peabody 002—The Curse of the PharaohsAmelia Peabody 003—The Mummy CaseAmelia Peabody 004—Lion in the ValleyAmelia Peabody 005—The Deeds of the DisturberAmelia Peabody 006—The Last Camel Died at NoonAmelia Peabody 007—The Snake, the Crocodile, and the DogAmelia Peabody 008—The Hippopotamus PoolAmelia Peabody 009—Seeing a Large CatAmelia Peabody 010—The Ape Who Guards the BalanceAmelia Peabody 011—The Falcon at the PortalAmelia Peabody 012—He Shall Thunder in the SkyAmelia Peabody 013—Lord of the SilentAmelia Peabody 014—The Golden OneAmelia Peabody 015—Children of the StormAmelia Peabody 016—Guardian of the HorizonAmelia Peabody 017—The Serpent on the CrownAmelia Peabody 018—Tomb of the Golden BirdAmelia Peabody 019—A River in the SkyAmelia Peabody 020—The Painted QueenAmelia Peabody's Egypt—A Compendium (associational) (pBook).

Nicholas Meyer: The West End Horror (aBook). The Canary Trainer (aBook). The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols (aBook). The Return of the Pharaoh (aBook). 

C.L. Moore: The Best of C.L. Moore (eBook).

C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner: The Best of C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner (eBook). Earth's Last Citadel (eBook).

Tamsyn Muir: The Locked Tomb 01—Gideon the Ninth (eBook). The Locked Tomb 02—Harrow the Ninth (eBook). The Locked Tomb 03—Nona the Ninth (eBook). 

Linda Nagata: The Red 01—First Light (eBook). The Red 02—The Trials (eBook). The Red 03—Going Dark (eBook). Pacific Storm (eBook). Inverted Frontier 01—Edges (eBook). Inverted Frontier 02—Silver (eBook). Inverted Frontier 03—Needle (eBook). 

Patrick O'Brian: Aubrey-Maturin 01—Master & Commander (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 02—Post Captain (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 03—H.M.S. Surprise (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 04—The Mauritius Command (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 05—Desolation Island (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 06—The Fortune of War (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 07—The Surgeon's Mate (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 08—The Ionian Mission (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 09—Treason's Harbour (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 10—The Far Side of the World (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 11—The Reverse of the Medal (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 12—The Letter of Marque (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 13—The Thirteen-Gun Salute (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 14—The Nutmeg of Consolation (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 15—The Truelove (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 16—The Wine-Dark Sea (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 17—The Commodore (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 18—The Yellow Admiral (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 19—The Hundred Days (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 20—Blue at the Mizzen (pBook). Aubrey-Maturin 21—21 (The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey) (pBook).

Megan O'Keefe: Protectorate 02—Chaos Vector (aBook). Protectorate 03—Catalyst Gate (aBook). 

K.J. Parker: The Siege 01—Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City (eBook). The Siege 02—How to Rule an Empire and Get Away with It (eBook). The Siege 03—A Practical Guide to Conquering the World (eBook).

Frederik Pohl: Gateway 03—Heechee Rendezvous (aBook). Gateway 04—The Annals of the Heechee (eBook). Gateway 05—The Gateway Trip (pBook). Gateway 06—The Boy Who Would Live Forever (eBook).

Tim Powers: The Anubis Gates (aBook). Hide Me Among the Graves (aBook). Medusa's Web (aBook). Vickery and Castine 02—Forced Perspectives (aBook). Fault Lines 01—Last Call (aBook). Fault Lines 02—Expiration Date (aBook). Fault Lines 03—Earthquake Weather (aBook). The Stress of Her Regard (aBook). On Stranger Tides (aBook). Declare (aBook). Three Days to Never (aBook). On Pirates (as by "William Ashlbless") (with James Blaylock) (eBook). 

Alastair Reynolds: Slow Bullets (eBook). Deep Navigation (eBook). Revenger (aBook). Troika (aBook). Poseidon's Children 01—Blue Remembered Earth (aBook). Poseidon's Children 02—On the Steel Breeze (aBook). Poseidon's Children 03—Poseidon's Wake (aBook). The Prefect 01—Aurora (aBook). The Prefect 02—Elysium Fire (aBook). Revelation Space 00—Galactic North (aBook). Revelation Space 00—Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (aBook). Revelation Space 01—Revelation Space (aBook). Revelation Space 02—Chasm City (aBook). Revelation Space 03—Redemption Ark (aBook). Revelation Space 04—Absolution Gap (aBook). Terminal World (aBook). House of Suns (aBook). Pushing Ice (aBook). Century Rain (aBook). Beyond the Aquila Rift—The Best of Alastair Reynolds (eBook). 

Kim Stanley Robinson: Escape from Kathmandu (eBook). Mars 02—Green Mars (aBook). Mars 03—Blue Mars (aBook). Mars 04—The Martians (eBook). Three Californias 01—The Wild Shore (aBook). Three Californias 02—The Gold Coast (aBook). Three Californias 03—Pacific Edge (aBook). Antarctica (aBook). The Years of Rice and Salt (aBook). Galileo's Dream (aBook). 2312 (aBook). Aurora (aBook). Shaman (aBook). New York 2140 (aBook). Red Moon (aBook). The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (eBook). 

Clifford D. Simak: The Werewolf Principle (aBook). The Goblin Reservation (aBook). Project Pope (aBook). Time is the Simplest Thing (aBook). The Big Front Yard (aBook). The Ghost of a Model T (aBook). I Am Crying All Inside (aBook). Way Station (aBook). 

Olaf Stapledon: Last and First Men (eBook and aBook). Last Men in London (eBook). Star Maker (eBook and aBook). Sirius (eBook and aBook). Odd John (eBook and aBook). Four Encounters (eBook). Nebula Maker (eBook). 

Neal Stephenson: The Baroque Cycle 07—Currency (aBook). The Baroque Cycle 08—The System of the World (aBook). 

Ian W. Toll: Twilight of the Gods—War in the Western Pacific, 1944–1945 (eBook). 

Jack Vance: Demon Princes Omnibus: The Star King; The Killing Machine; The Palace of Love; The Face; The Book of Dreams (eBook). Tales of the Dying Earth Omnibus: The Dying Earth; The Eyes of the Overworld; Cugel's Saga; Rhialto the Marvellous (eBook). Dying Earth 03—Cugel's Saga (aBook). Dying Earth 04—Rhialto the Marvellous (aBook). Tschai (omnibus of City of the ChaschServants of the Wankh/The WannekThe DirdirThe Pnume) (eBook). Alastor Cluster—Trullion (Alastor 2262) (eBook). Alastor Cluster—Marune (Alastor 933) (eBook). Alastor Cluster—Wyst (Alastor 1716) (eBook). The Cadwal Chronicles (omnibus of Araminta StationEcce and Old EarthThroy) (eBook). The Jack Vance Lexicon—The Coined Words of Jack Vance from Abiloid to Zygage (eBook). Ports of Call 02—Lurulu (eBook).

Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun 05—The Urth of the New Sun (pBook). The Fifth Head of Cerberus (eBook). 

Roger Zelazny: Amber 01—Nine Princes in Amber (eBook). Amber 02—The Guns of Avalon (eBook). Amber 03—Sign of the Unicorn (eBook). Amber 04—The Hand of Oberon (eBook). Amber 05—The Courts of Chaos (eBook). Amber 06—Trumps of Doom (eBook). Amber 07—Blood of Amber (eBook). Amber 08—Sign of Chaos (eBook). Amber 09—Knight of Shadows (eBook). Amber 10—Prince of Chaos (eBook). Lord of Light (aBook). Creatures of Light and Darkness (aBook). 

Friday, January 1, 2021

2020: The Year in Reading

 So, that was the year that was.

I started the year with high hopes, managed to hit the mark on reading long and short works, but overall feel like I did not make much progress. Most of what I read was titles read previously, given the year (both on a society-wide front and a family-focused front), much of what I read was more for comfort than to expand my horizons.

Long forms read? 66!

Short forms read? 434!

Graphic forms read? 2!

For 2021, I probably will reincorporate the graphic novel count back into the short form count.

Onward!

2021: The Year in Shorts

 Across the eons comes a tale of a time in a galaxy far, far away, when John DeNardo of SF Signal started tracking his short stories read as a way of trying to make a goal of reading one short work for each day of the year. I've managed, more often than not, to match that goal myself. While the tradition has faded at SF Signal, it continues here. The legend continues!

Number of Stories Read: 416 (out of 365) as of December 31, 2021.

Ben Aaronovitch: Tales from the Folly. Made up of: Charlaine Harris on Rivers of London (Charlaine Harris); An Introduction to The Introductions; The Home Crowd Advantage; The Domestic; The Cockpit; The Loneliness of the Long-Distant Granny; King of the Rats; A Rare Book of Cunning Device; Introduction: The Others' Stories; A Dedicated Follower of Fashion; Favourite Uncle; Vanessa Sommer's Other Christmas List; Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby; Moments One-Three; Just One More Thing...  (15 stories, completed).

Ben Aaaronovitch: What Abigail Did That Summer. The Furthest Station. A Rare Book of Cunning DeviceThe October Man (4 stories, completed).

Poul Anderson: The Technic Civilization 01—The Van Rijn Method. Made up of: Planets and Profits (Hank Davis); The Saturn Game; Introduction—Wings of Victory; Wings of Victory; Introduction—The Problem of Pain; The Problem of Pain; Introduction—Margin of Profit; Margin of Profit (1978 Revised Version); Introduction—How to be Ethnic in One Easy Lesson; How to be Ethnic in one Easy Lesson; Introduction—The Three-Cornered Wheel; The Three-Cornered Wheel; Introduction—A Sun Invisible; A Sun Invisible; Introduction—The Season of Forgiveness; The Season of Forgiveness; Introduction to The Man Who Counts; The Man Who Counts; Afterword to The Man Who Counts; Introduction to Esau; Esau; Introduction to Hiding Place; Hiding Place; A Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel); Appendix I—Original Version of Margin of Profit; Appendix II—The Man Who Counts and the Technic Civilization Series (26 stories; collection completed).

Poul Anderson;  The Technic Civilization 02—David Falkayn: Star Trader. Made up of: High Profits and High Adventure (Hank Davis); A Historical Reflection; Territory; Plus Ça Change Plus C'est La Même Chose; The Trouble Twisters; Introduction—Day of Burning; Day of Burning; The Master Key; Satan's World; Introduction—A Little Knowledge; A Little Knowledge; Introduction—Lodestar; Lodestar; Afterword—Lodestar; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (15 stories and essays, collection completed).

Gregory Benford and David G. Hartwell (editor): The Best of Gregory Benford. Made up of: Nobody Lives on Burton Street; Doing Lennon; White Creatures; In Alien Flesh; Redeemer; Dark Sanctuary; Time Shards; Exposures; Relativistic Effects; Of Space/Time and the River (variant of Of Space-Time and the River); Time's Rub; Freezeframe; Proselytes; Matter's End; Mozart on Morphine; Centigrade 233; World Vast, World Various; In the Dark Backward (variant of The Dark Backward); A Desperate Calculus; Zoomers; Slow Symphonies of Mass and Time; A Dance to Strange Musics; Anomalies; Comes the Evolution; Twenty-Two Centimeters; A Life with a Semisent; Applied Mathematical Theology; Bow Shock; Reasons Not to Publish; The Champagne Award; Penumbra; Gravity's Whispers; Mercies; Grace Immaculate; Eagle; The Sigma Structure Symphony; Backscatter; Afterword (38 stories read; collection completed).

Ben Bova: The Kinsman Saga. Made up of: Kinsman; Test in Orbit; The Weathermakers; Fifteen Miles; Zero Gee; Build Me a Mountain; The Lieutenant and the Folksinger; Millennium. (8 stories, collection completed).

Lois McMaster Bujold: Winterfair Gifts (1 story, completed). The Flowers of Vashnoi (1 story, completed).

Lois McMaster Bujold: Proto Zoa. Made up of: Barter; Garage Sale; The Hole Truth; Dreamweaver's Dilemma; Aftermaths (5 stories, collection completed).

Becky Chambers: To Be Taught, If Fortunate (1 story).

L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt: The Complete Compleat Enchanter. Made up of: Preface (David Drake); The Roaring Trumpet; The Mathematics of Magic; The Castle of Iron; The Wall of Serpents; The Green Magician (6 entries, collection completed). 

Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan (editors): The New Space Opera 01. Made up of: Introduction (Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan); Saving Tiamat (Gwyneth Jones); Verthandi's Ring (Ian McDonald); Hatch (Robert Reed); Winning Peace (Paul J. McAuley); Glory (Greg Egan); Maelstrom (Kage Baker); Blessed by an Angel (Peter F. Hamilton); Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? (Ken MacLeod); The Valley of the Gardens (Tony Daniel); Dividing the Sustain (Patrick Kelly); Minla's Flowers (Alastair Reynolds); Splinters of Glass (Mary Rosenblum); Remembrance (Stephen Baxter); The Emperor and the Maula (Robert Silverberg); The Worm Turns (Gregory Benford); Send Them Flowers (Walter Jon Williams); Art of War (Nancy Kress); Muse of Fire (Dan Simmons) (4 stories, continuing to read).

David Drake: Other Times Than Peace. Made up of: Lambs to the Slaughter; Men Like Us; The Day of Glory; The Interrogation Team; A Death in Peacetime; Dreams in Amber; Safe to Sea; The Murder of Halley's Comet; The Hunting Ground; The False Prophet; A Grand Tour. (11 stories, collection completed).

Richard Feynman: The Meaning of It All. Made up of: The Uncertainty of Science; The Uncertainty of Values; This Unscientific Age (3 essays, collection completed.) Six Easy Pieces (6 essays, collection completed). Six Not–So–Easy Pieces (6 essays, collection completed).

William Gibson: Burning Chrome. Made up of: Introduction; Johnny Mnemonic; The Gernsback Continuum; Fragments of a Hologram Rose; The Belonging Kind; Hinterlands; Red Star, Winter Orbit; New Rose Hotel; The Winter Market; Dogfight; Burning Chrome (11 stories, collection completed).

Jack Graham: Eclipse Phase/El Destino Verde 01—El Destino Verde. Eclipse Phase/El Destino Verde 02—Nostrum. Eclipse Phase/El Destino Verde 03—Termites in the Framework (3 stories, completed).

Robert A. Heinlein: Revolt in 2100. Made up of: "If This Goes On—"; Coventry; Misfit; Concerning Stories Never Written—Postscript (4 stories; collection completed). 

M.R. James: Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories. Made up of: Introduction (S.T. Joshi); Suggestions for Further Reading; A Note on the Text; Canon Alberic's Scrap-book; Lost Hearts; The Mezzotint; The Ash-Tree; Number 13; Count Magnus; "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"; The Treasure of Abbot Thomas; A School Story; The Rose Garden; The Tractate Middoth; Casting the Runes; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; Martin's Close; Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance; Appendix: Ghost Stories; A Night in King's College Chapel; Preface to Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary; Preface to More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary; Explanatory Notes (7 stories, continuing to read).

Mary Robinette Kowal: The Lady Astronaut of Mars; Articulated Restraint; We Interrupt This Broadcast; Rocket's Red; The Phobos Experience (5 stories, completed).

C.L. Moore: Jirel of Joiry. Made up of: Black God's Kiss; Black God's Shadow; Jirel Meets Magic; The Dark Land; Hellsgarde; Quest of the Starstone (6 stories read, collection completed).

Tim Powers: Artificial Light (1 story, completed).

Robert Silverberg (editor): The Science Fiction Hall of Fame—Volume 01. Made up of: Introduction (Robert Silverberg); The Martian Odyssey (Stanley G. Weinbaum); Twilight (John W. Campbell, Jr. as Don A. Stuart); Helen O'Loy (Lester del Rey); The Roads Must Roll (Robert A. Heinlein); Microcosmic God (Theodore Sturgeon); Nightfall (Isaac Asimov); The Weapon Shop (A.E. van Vogt); Mimsy Were the Borogoves (Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore as Lewis Padgett); Huddling Place (Clifford D. Simak); Arena (Frederic Brown); First Contact (Murray Leinster); That Only a Mother (Judith Merril); Scanners Live in Vain (Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger as Cordwainer Smith); Mars is Heaven! (Ray Bradbury); The Little Black Bag (C.M. Kornbluth); Born of Man and Woman (Richard Matheson); Coming Attraction (Fritz Leiber); The Quest for Saint Aquin (Anthony Boucher); Surface Tension (James Blish); The Nine Billion Names of God (Arthur C. Clarke); It's a Good Life (Jerome Bixby); The Cold Equations (Tom Godwin); Fondly Fahrenheit (Alfred Bester); The Country of the Kind (Damon Knight); Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keys); A Rose for Ecclesiastes (Roger Zelazny). (28 stories; collection completed).

Clifford D. Simak: City. Made up of: Introduction; Notes on the First Tale; City; Notes on the Second Tale; Huddling Place; Notes on the Third Tale; Census; Notes on the Fourth Tale; Desertion; Notes on the Fifth Tale; Paradise; Notes on the Sixth Tale; Hobbies; Notes on the Seventh Tale; Aesop; Notes on the Eighth Tale; The Simple Way; Introduction to EpilogEpilog (19 stories, collection completed).

Lewis Thomas: The Lives of a Cell—Notes of a Biology Watcher. Made up of: The Lives of a Cell; Thoughts for a Countdown; On Societies as Organisms; A Fear of Pheromones; The Music of This Sphere; An Earnest Proposal; The Technology of Medicine; Vibes; Ceti; The Long Habit; Antaeus in Manhattan; The MBL; Autonomy; Organelles as Organisms; Germs; Your Very Good Health; Social Talk; Information; Death in the Open; Natural Science; Natural Man; The Iks; Computers; The Planning of Science; Some Biomythology; On Various Words; Living Language; On Probability and Possibility; The World's Biggest Membrane (29 essays read; collection completed).

Lewis Thomas: The Youngest Science—Notes of a Medicine Watcher. Made up of: Amity Street; House Calls; 1911 Medicine; 1933 Medicine; 1937 Internship; Leech Leech, Et Cetera; Nurses; Neurology; Guam and Okinawa; Itinerary; NYU Pathology; NYU Bellevue Medicine; The Board of Health; Endotoxin; Cambridge; The Governance of a University; Rheumatoid Arthritis and Mycoplasmas; MSKCC—The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Olfaction and the Tracking Mouse; Illness; Scabies, Scrapie; Essays and Gaia; Appendix (22 essays read; collection completed).

Lewis Thomas: The Medusa and the Snail—More Notes of a Biology Watcher. Made up of: The Medusa and the Snail; The Tucson Zoo; The Youngest and Brightest; One Magic in Medicine; The Wonderful Mistake; Ponds; To Err is Human; The Selves; The Health-Care System; On Cloning a Human Being; On Etymons and Hybrids; The Hazards of Science; On Warts; On Transcendental Metaworry (TMM); An Apology; On Disease; On Natural Death; A Trip Abroad; On Meddling; On Committees; The Scrambler in the Mind; Notes on Punctuation; The Deacon's Masterpiece; How to Fix the Premedical Curriculum; A Brief Historical Notes on Medical Economics; Why Montaigne in Not a Bore; On Thinking About Thinking; On Embryology; Medical Lessons from History (29 essays read; collection completed).

Lewis Thomas: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Made up of: The Unforgettable Fire; The Corner of the Eye; Making Science Work; Alchemy; Clever Animals; On Smell; My Magical Metronome; On Speaking of Speaking; Seven Wonders; An Artificial Heart; Things Unflattened by Science; Basic Science and the Pentagon; Science and "Science"; On the Need for Asylums; Altruism; Falsity and Failure; On Medicine and the Bomb; The Problem of Dementia; The Lie Detector; Some Scientific Advice; The Attic of the Brain; Humanities and Science; On Matters of Doubt; Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony; Notes (24 essays read, collection completed).

Lewis Thomas: The Fragile Species. Made up of: Foreword (Kenneth S. Warren); Fifty Years Out; Becoming a Doctor; The Art and Craft of Memoir; The Life in the Mind; In Time of Plague; AIDS and Drug Abuse; The Odds of Normal Aging; Obligations; Comprehending My Cat Jeoffrey; Science and the Health of the Earth; Sermon at St. John the Divine, June 1984; Cooperation; Communication; Connections (14 essays read, collection completed).

Vernor Vinge: Fast Times at Fairmont High (1 story, completed). True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier (edited by James Frenkel). Made up of: Preface (James Frenkel); Introduction (Vernor Vinge); A Time of Transition/The Human Connection (Danny Hillis); True Nyms and Crypto Anarchy (Timothy C. May); Eventful History—Version 1x (John M. Ford); How is the NII Like a Prison? (Alan Wexelblat); Intelligent Software (Pattie Maes); The Right to Read (Richard M. Stallman); Cryptography and the Politics of One's True Name (Leonard N. Foner); The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat (E. Randall Farmer and Chip Morningstar); Social Dimensions of Habitat's Citizenry (F. Randll Farmer); Habitat Anecdotes (F. Randall Farmer); True Magic (Mark Pesce); True Names (Vernor Vinge); Afterword (Marvin Minsky). (15 essays and stories, collection completed).

Martha Wells: The Murderbot Diaries 00—Compulsory (1 story, completed). Home—Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (1 story, completed).

Roger Zelazny: Dilvish, the Damned. Made up of: Passage to Dilfar; Thelinde's Song; The Bells of Shoredan; A Knight for Merytha; The Places of Aache; A City Divided; The White Beast; Tower of Ice; Devil and the Dancer; Garden of Blood; Dilvish, the Damned (11 stories, completed). A Rose for Ecclesiastes (1 story, completed).

Periodicals:

None yet.

Graphic Novels:

Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela & Company: Abbott 001-005 (5 issues, story completed). Abbott 1973 001-005 (5 issues, story completed). 

Divers Hands: Star Wars (original Marvel run) 001-019 (19 issues, continuing to read).

Divers Hands: Star Wars (2015–2019) 001-003 (3 issues, continuing to read).