Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019: 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 July 2, 2019): 037.

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

Victor Appleton II and Scott Dickerson: Tom Swift Lives 01—Tom Swift and His Flying Lab (eBook) (January).

Michael Benson: Space Odyssey—Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece (aBook) (July).

C.J. Cherryh: Chanur 01—The Pride of Chanur (aBook and eBook) (March).

Arthur C. Clarke: The Songs of Distant Earth (eBook) (May).

Glen Cook: Chronicles of the Black Company 01—The Black Company (aBook) (February). Chronicles of the Black Company 02—Port of Shadows (aBook) (April). Chronicles of the Black Company 03—Shadows Linger (aBook) (April).

James S.A. Corey: Expanse 01—Leviathan Wakes (aBook and eBook) (March)

George Alec Effinger: Marid Audran (a.k.a. Budayeen Cycle) 01—When Gravity Fails (eBook and aBook).

Chris Foss: Hardware—The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss (pBook) (January).

Ejner Fulsang: Galactican 01—SpaceCorp (eBook) (April).

William Gibson: Blue Ant 01—Pattern Recognition (aBook) (February). Blue Ant 01—Pattern Recognition (pBook) (February) (yes, a second time). Bridge 01—Virtual Light (eBook) (March).

Alexis A. Gilliland: The Rosinante Trilogy 01—The Revolution from Rosinante (eBook) (March).

Michael Lewis: The Big Short (eBook) (March).

Neil McAleer: Sir Arthur C. Clarke—Odyssey of a Visionary—The Biography (eBook) (May).

John McPhee: Annals of the Former World 01—Basin and Range (aBook) (March).

Andre Norton: Time Traders 01—The Time Traders (eBook) (January). Time Traders 02—Galactic Derelict (eBook) (January).

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens (eBook and aBook) (May).

Thomas Pynchon: Inherent Vice (aBook) (June).

Jonathan Rosen: The Talmud and the Internet—A Journey between Worlds (eBook) (March).

Joanna Russ: How to Suppress Women's Writing (eBook) (March).

Clifford D. Simak: New Folks' Home (eBook) (January).

Charles Stross: The Laundry Files 05—The Rhesus Chart (eBook) (January). Halting State 01—Halting State (eBook) (February).

Howard Tayler: Schlock Mercenary 16—Big Dumb Objects (eBook) (January). Schlock Mercenary 17—A Little Immortality (eBook) (January).

John Varley: Blue Champagne (eBook) (March). The John Varley Reader (eBook) (March).

David Weber: Honor Harrington 02—The Honor of the Queen (aBook) (March). Honor Harrington 03—The Short Victorious War (aBook) (May). Honor Harrington 04—Field of Dishonor (aBook) (June).

Loren K. Wiseman (author) and Marc W. Miller (editor): Grognard—Ruminations on 40 Years in Gaming (eBook) (January).

Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun 01—The Shadow of the Torturer (aBook) (April). Storeys from the Old Hotel (eBook) (May).

Books read (in chronological order, master list): 001: The Time Traders (Norton). 002: The Galactic Derelict (Norton). 003: Tom Swift Lives 01—Tom Swift and His Flying Lab (Appleton & Dickerson). 004: Big Dumb Objects (Tayler). 005: A Little Immortality (Tayler). 006: Hardware—The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss (Foss). 007: Grognard—Ruminations on 40 Years in Gaming (Wiseman & Miller). 008: New Folks' Home (Simak). 009: The Rhesus Chart (Stross). 010: Pattern Recognition (Gibson). 011: Pattern Recognition (Gibson) (second read for podcast preparation). 012: Halting State (Stross). 013: The Black Company (Cook). 014: When Gravity Fails (Effinger). 015: Basin and Range (McPhee). 016: The Honor of the Queen (Weber). 017: Virtual Light (Gibson). 018: The Talmud and the Internet—A Journey between Worlds (Rosen). 019: The Rosinante Trilogy 01—The Revolution from Rosinante (Gilliland). 020: Blue Champagne (Varley). 021: The John Varley Reader (Varley). 022: How to Suppress Women's Writing (Russ). 023: The Big Short (Lewis). 024: Good Omens (Pratchett & Gaiman). 025: The Pride of Chanur (Cherryh). 026: Expanse 01—Leviathan Wakes (Corey). 027: Galactican 01—SpaceCorp (Fulsang). 028: Port of Shadows (Cook). 029: Shadows Linger (Cook). 030: The Shadow of the Torturer (Wolfe). 031: Storeys from the Old Hotel (Wolfe). 032: Sir Arthur C. Clarke—Odyssey of a Visionary—The Biography (McAleer). 033: The Songs of Distant Earth (Clarke). 034: The Short Victorious War (Weber). 035: Field of Dishonor (Weber). 036: Inherent Vice (Pynchon). 037: Space Odyssey—Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece (Benson).

Paper Books: 002.

Electronic Books: 020.

Audiobooks: 015.

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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