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 December 10, 2019): 054.

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).

Isaac Asimov: Foundation 01—Foundation (eBook) (September).

Nada Bakos and Davin Coburn: The Targeter—My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House (eBook) (August).

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

Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential (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). Chronicles of the Black Company 04—The White Rose (aBook) (September).

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).

Robert E. Howard: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (eBook) (September).

Robin D. Laws: Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering (aBook) (August).

Fritz Leiber: Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser 01—Swords and Deviltry (eBook) (December).

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: Going Postal (eBook) (July).

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).

Charles Sheffield: Behrooz Wolf 01—Sight of Proteus (aBook) (October).

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).

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

Jack Vance: Magnus Ridolph (eBook) (September). The Demon Princes 01—The Star King (eBook) (October). Ports of Call 01—Ports of Call (eBook) (October).

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). Honor Harrington 05—Flag in Exile (aBook) (September).

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).

Roger Zelazny: Lord of Light (eBook) (October). Creatures of Light and Darkness (pBook) (October). Doorways in the Sand (pBook) (October).

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). 038: Kitchen Confidential (Bourdain). 039: Going Postal (Pratchett). 040: Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering (Laws). 041: The Targeter—My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House (Bakos and Coburn). 042:  The Guns of August (Tuchman). 043: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Howard). 044: Honor Harrington 05—Flag in Exile (Weber). 045: Magnus Ridolph (Vance). 046: The White Rose (Cook). 047: Foundation (Asimov). 048: Sight of Proteus (Sheffield). 049: The Star King (Vance). 050: Ports of Call (Vance). 051: Lord of Light (Zelazny). 052: Creatures of Light and Darkness (Zelazny). 053: Doorways in the Sand (Zelazny). 054: Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser—Swords and Deviltry (Leiber).

Paper Books: 004.

Electronic Books: 030.

Audiobooks: 020.

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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