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: 176 (out of 365) as of June 10, 2021.

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) (0 stories, continuing to read).

Poul AndersonThe Technic Civilization 03—Rise of the Terran Empire. Made up of: The Rise of the Terran Empire (Hank Davis); Mirkheim; Wingless; Rescue on Avalon; The Star Plunderer; Sargasso of Lost Starships; The People of the Wind; A Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (0 stories, continuing to read).

Poul AndersonThe Technic Civilization 04—Young Flandry. Made up of: Enter a Hero, Somewhat Flawed (Hank Davis); Ensign Flandry; A Circus of Hells; The Rebel Worlds; Chronology of Technic Civilization (Sandra Miesel) (0 stories; 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).

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 (14 stories read; continuing to read).

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. (0 stories, continuing to read).

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). 

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.)

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).

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 (1 story read, continuing to read).

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 (0 stories read).

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 Alternon (Daniel Keys); A Rose for Ecclesiastes (Roger Zelazny). (4 stories; continuing to read).

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 (0 essays read; continuing to read).

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 (0 essays read, continuing to read).

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

Periodicals:

None yet.

Graphic Novels:

None yet.

2021: 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 June 8, 2021): 067.

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

Ben Aaronovitch: Peter Grant 01—Rivers of London/Midnight Riot (eBook) (March). Peter Grant 02—Moon Over Soho (aBook) (April).

Poul Anderson: Technic Civilization 01—The Van Rijn Method (contains one novel and parts of three anthologies; counted as two entries) (aBook) (June).

Elliot Ackerman & James G. Stavridis: 2034—A Novel of the Next World War (eBook) (March).

Gregory Benford: Galactic Center 01—In the Ocean of Night (aBook) (April). 

Larry Bond: Red Phoenix (aBook) (January).

Lois McMaster Bujold: The Vorkosigan Saga 13—A Civil Campaign (aBook) (January). The Vorkosigan Saga 14—Diplomatic Immunity (aBook) (January). The Vorkosigan Saga 15—Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (aBook) (January). The Vorkosigan Saga 17—Cryoburn (aBook) (January). The Vorkosigan Saga 18—Gentleman Joele and the Red Queen (aBook) (January). Proto Zoa (aBook) (January).

Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler: Fail-Safe (aBook) (January).

Arthur C. Clarke: Against the Fall of Night (eBook) (April).

Hal Clement (G. Harry Stubbs): Cycle of Fire (aBook) (May).

Glen Cook: The Black Company 05—Shadow Games (aBook) (January).

Lindsey Davis: Marcus Didius Falco 01—The Silver Pigs (aBook) (April).

L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt: The Complete Compleat Enchanter (aBook) (May).

Richard Feynman: The Meaning of It All (eBook) (June).

Philip Glass: Words Without Music (aBook) (April).

Robert A. Heinlein: Revolt in 2100 (eBook) (June).

Stanley Karnow: Vietnam—A History (pBook) (May).

John Le Carre: George Smiley 01—Call for the Dead (aBook) (January). George Smiley 02—A Murder of Quality (aBook) (January). George Smiley 03—The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (aBook) (January). George Smiley 04—The Looking Glass War (aBook) (January). George Smiley 05—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (aBook) (May). George Smiley 06—The Honourable Schoolboy (aBook) (June). George Smiley 07—Smiley's People (aBook) (June). George Smiley 08—The Secret Pilgrim (aBook) (June).

Mike Mignola & Company: Hellboy Omnibus 01—Seed of Destruction (eBook) (March). Hellboy Omnibus 02—Strange Places (eBook) (March). Hellboy Omnibus 03—The Wild Hunt (eBook) (March). Hellboy Omnibus 04—Hellboy in Hell (eBook) (March). Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 01 (eBook) (April). 

Tim O'Brien: The Things They Carried (aBook) (May).

Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael 07—The Sanctuary Sparrow (eBook) (January). Brother Cadfael 08—The Devil's Novice (eBook) (February). Brother Cadfael 09—Dead Man's Ransom (eBook) (February). Brother Cadfael 10—The Pilgrim of Hate (eBook) (February).Brother Cadfael 11—An Excellent Mystery (eBook) (March). Brother Cadfael 12—The Raven in the Foregate (eBook) (March). Brother Cadfael 13—The Rose Rent (eBook) (March). Brother Cadfael 14—The Hermit of Eyton Forest (eBook) (March). Brother Cadfael 15—The Confession of Brother Haluin (eBook) (March). Brother Cadfael 16—The Heretic's Apprentice (eBook) (April). Brother Cadfael 17—The Potter's Field (eBook) (June).

Frederik Pohl: Gateway 01—Gateway (aBook) (May). Gateway 02—Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (aBook) (May). 

Tim Powers: Vickery and Castine 01—Alternate Routes (aBook) (June).

Kim Stanley Robinson: Mars 01—Red Mars (aBook) (June).

Neil Sheehan: A Bright Shining Lie—John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (aBook) (May).

Clifford D. Simak: The Goblin Reservation (aBook) (May). Project Pope (aBook) (May). City (aBook) (May). Way Station (aBook) (June).

Lewis Thomas: The Lives of a Cell—Notes of a Biology Watcher (aBook) (February). The Medusa and the Snail (aBook) (February). Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (aBook) (June). 

Martha Wells: The Murderbot Diaries 01—All Systems Red (eBook) (June). The Murderbot Diaries 02—Artificial Condition (eBook) (June). The Murderbot Diaries 03—Rogue Protocol (eBook) (June). The Murderbot Diaries 04—Exit Strategy (eBook) (June). The Murderbot Diaries 05—Network Effect (eBook) (June). The Murderbot Diaries 06—Fugitive Telemetry (eBook) (June). 

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

Books read (in chronological order, master list): 001: Shadow Games (Cook). 002: Call for the Dead (Le Carre). 003: A Murder of Quality (Le Carre). 004: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Le Carre). 005: The Looking Glass War (Le Carre). 006: Red Phoenix (Bond). 007: Fail-Safe (Burdick and Wheeler). 008: A Civil Campaign (Bujold). 009: Diplomatic Immunity (Bujold). 010: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Bujold). 011: Cryoburn (Bujold). 012: Gentleman Joele and the Red Queen (Bujold). 013: The Sanctuary Sparrow (Peters). 014: Proto Zoa (Bujold). 015: The Devil's Novice (Peters). 016: The Lives of a Cell (Thomas). 017: The Medusa and the Snail (Thomas). 018: Dead Man's Ransom (Peters). 019: The Pilgrim of Hate (Peters). 020: An Excellent Mystery (Peters). 021: The Raven in the Foregate (Peters). 022: The Rose Rent (Peters). 023: The Hermit of Eyton Forest (Peters).  024: 2034—A Novel of the Next War (Ackerman & Stavridis). 025: The Confession of Brother Haluin (Peters). 026: Seed of Destruction (Mignola & Co.). 027: Strange Places (Mignola & Co.). 028: The Wild Hunt (Mignola & Co.). 029: Rivers of London/Midnight Riot (Aaronovitch). 030: Hellboy in Hell (Mignola & Co.). 031: Moon Over Soho (Aaronovitch). 032: Against the Fall of Night (Clarke). 033: The Heretic's Apprentice (Peters). 034: The Silver Pigs (Davis). 035: In the Ocean of Night (Benford).  036: The Shadow of the Torturer (Wolfe). 037: Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 01 (Mignola & Co.). 038: Words Without Music (Glass). 039: A Bright Shining Lie—John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (Sheehan). 040: Cycle of Fire (Clement). 041: Gateway (Pohl). 042: Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Pohl). 043: Vietnam—A History (Karnow). 044: The Things They Carried (O'Brien). 045: The Goblin Reservation (Simak). 046: Project Pope (Simak). 047: City (Simak). 048: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Le Carre). 049: The Complete Compleat Enchanter (de Camp and Pratt). 050 and 051: The Van Rijn Method (Anderson). 052: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (Thomas). 053: The Meaning of It All (Feynman). 054: The Honourable Schoolboy (Le Carre). 055: Smiley's People (Le Carre). 056: Revolt in 2100 (Heinlein). 057: All Systems Red (Wells). 058: The Potter's Field (Peters) 059: Alternate Routes (Powers). 060: Way Station (Simak). 061: Artificial Condition (Wells). 062: Rogue Protocol (Wells). 063: Red Mars (Robinson). 064: Exit Strategy (Wells). 065: Network Effect (Wells). 066: Fugitive Telemetry (Wells). 067: The Secret Pilgrim (Le Carre).

Paper Books: 002. 

Electronic Books: 026.

Audiobooks: 039 (one omnibus counting as two).

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

Current Reads (2021)

 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 June 9, 2021):

Ben Aaronovitch: Peter Grant 01—Rivers of London/Midnight Riot (eBook). Peter Grant 02—Moon Over Soho (eBook). Peter Grant 03—Whispers Under Ground (eBook). Peter Grant 04—Broken Homes (eBook). Peter Grant 05—Foxglove Summer (eBook). Peter Grant 05a—What Abigail Did That Summer (novella) (eBook). Peter Grant 06—The Hanging Tree (eBook).  Peter Grant 06a—The Furthest Station (novella) (eBook).  Peter Grant 07—Lies Sleeping (eBook). Peter Grant 07a—The October Man (novella) (eBook). Peter Grant 08—False Value (eBook). 

Elliot Ackerman & James G. Stavridis: 2034—A Novel of the Next World War (eBook).

Poul Anderson: The Technic Civilization 01—The Van Rijn Method (aBook). The Technic Civilization 02—David Falkayn: Star Trader (aBook). The Technic Civilization 03—Rise of the Terran Empire (aBook). 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). 

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

Iain M. Banks: Culture 01—Consider Phlebas (aBook). 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 (pBook). Vacuum Diagrams (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). The Best of Gregory Benford (eBook).

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

Larry Bond: Red Phoenix (aBook).

Peter Bryant: Red Alert (eBook).

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

Lois McMaster Bujold: The Vorkosigan Saga 13—A Civil Campaign (aBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 14—Winterfair Gifts (aBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 15—Diplomatic Immunity (aBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 17—Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (aBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 16—The Flowers of Vashnoi (eBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 18—Cryoburn (aBook). The Vorkosigan Saga 19—Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (aBook). Proto Zoa (aBook).

Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler: Fail-Safe (aBook).

Becker Chambers: Wayfarers 01—The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (eBook). Wayfarers 02—A Closed and Common Orbit (eBook). Wayfarers 03—Records of a Spaceborn Few (eBook). Wayfarers 04—The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (eBook). 

A. Bertram Chandler: Grimes 01—To the Galactic Rim (omnibus of The Road to the Rim, To Prime the Pump, The Hard Way Up, The Broken Cycle) (eBook)

C.J. Cherryh: Company Wars 01—Downbelow Station (eBook and aBook). The Hinder Stars 01—Alliance Rising (eBook).

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

Arthur C. Clarke: Against the Fall of Night (eBook).

Glen Cook: Chronicles of the Black Company 05—Shadow Games (aBook). Chronicles of the Black Company 06—Dreams of Steel (aBook). Chronicles of the Black Company 07—The Silver Spike (aBook).

Lindsey Davis: The Marcus Didius Falco Series: Falco 01—The Silver Pigs (aBook and eBook); 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 Gold; Falco 06—Last Act in Palmyra; Falco 07—Time to Depart; Falco 08—A Dying Light in Corduba; Falco 09—Three Hands in the Fountain; Falco 10—Two for the Lions; Falco 11—One Virgin Too Many; Falco 12—Ode to a Banker; Falco 13—A Body in the Bath House; Falco 14—The Jupiter Myth; Falco 15—The Accusers; Falco 16—Scandal Takes a Holiday; Falco 17—See Delphi and Die; Falco 18—Saturnalia; Falco 19—Alexandria; Falco 20—Nemesis. The Flavia Albia Series: Flavia 01—The Ides of April; Flavia 02—Enemies at Home; Flavia 03—Deadly Election; Flavia 04—The Graveyard of the Hesperides; Flavia 05—The Third Nero; Flavia 06—Pandora's Boy; Flavia 07—A Capitol Death; Flavia 08—The Grove of the Caesar's; Flavia 09—A Comedy of Terrors. Related: The Spook Who Spoke Again (novella); Vesuvius by Night (novella); Invitation to Die (novella).

L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt: The Complete Compleat Enchanter (aBook). 

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).

George Alec Effinger: The Budayeen Cycle Omnibus: When Gravity Fails; A Fire in the Sun; The Exiles Kiss (eBook and separate aBooks). Budayeen Nights (eBook).

Richard Feynman: The Meaning of It All (aBook).

Philip Glass: Words Without Music (aBook).

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

Peter F. Hamilton: 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) .

Robert A. Heinlein: Revolt in 2100; Methuselah's ChildrenOrphan's of the Sky; Destination Moon; Double Star; Friday; Glory Road; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; The Number of the Beast; The Pursuit of the Pankera; Red Planet; Starship Troopers; Stranger in a Strange Land; Time Enough for Love; Time for the Stars; Variable Star; The Star Beast; Citizen of the Galaxy; Tunnel in the Sky; The Door Into Summer

P.C. Hodgell: Chronicles of the Kencyrath 01-02: The God Stalker Chronicles (made up of God Stalk and Dark of the Moon) (eBook).

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

Stanley Karnow: Vietnam—A History (aBook and pBook).

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

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

John Le Carre: George Smiley 01—Call for the Dead (aBook). George Smiley 02—A Murder of Quality (aBook). George Smiley 03—The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (aBook). George Smiley 04—The Looking Glass War (aBook). George Smiley 05—Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (aBook). George Smiley 06—The Honorable Schoolboy (aBook). George Smiley 07—Smiley's People (aBook). George Smiley 08—The Secret Pilgrim (aBook). George Smiley 09—A Legacy of Spies (aBook).

John McPhee: Annals of the Former World 02—In Suspect Terrain (aBook); Annals of the Former World 03—Rising from the Plains (aBook); Annals of the Former World 04—Assembling California (aBook); Annals of the Former World 05—Crossing the Craton (aBook). Coming into the Country (aBook) (link to omnibus edition of Annals of the Former World) (link to Coming into the Country).

Mike Mignola & Company: Hellboy Omnibus 01—Seed of Destruction (eBook). Hellboy Omnibus 02—Strange Places (eBook). Hellboy Omnibus 03—The Wild Hunt (eBook). Hellboy Omnibus 04—Hellboy in Hell (eBook). Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 01 (eBook). Hellboy—The Complete Short Stories 02 (eBook). 

Richard K. Morgan: Takeshi Kovacs 01—Altered Carbon (eBook).

C.L. Moore: The Best of C.L. Moore (eBook). Black God's Kiss (eBook).

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

Tim O'Brien: The Things They Carried (aBook).

Megan O'Keefe: The Protectorate 01—Velocity Weapon (eBook). The Protectorate 02—Chaos Vector (eBook). The Protectorate 03—Catalyst Gate (eBook). 

Ellis Peters: Cadfael 07—The Sanctuary Sparrow (eBook); Brother Cadfael 08—The Devil's Novice (eBook); Brother Cadfael 09—Dead Man's Ransom (eBook); Brother Cadfael 10—The Pilgrim of Hate (eBook); Brother Cadfael 11—An Excellent Mystery (eBook); Brother Cadfael 12—The Raven in the Foregate (eBook); Brother Cadfael 13—The Rose Rent (eBook); Brother Cadfael 14—The Hermit of Eyton Forest (eBook); Brother Cadfael 15—The Confession of Brother Haluin (eBook); Brother Cadfael 16—The Heretic's Apprentice (eBook); Brother Cadfael 17—The Potter's Field (eBook); Brother Cadfael 18—The Summer of the Danes (eBooks); Brother Cadfael 19—The Holy Thief (eBook); Brother Cadfael 20—Brother Cadfael's Penance (eBook).

Frederik Pohl: Gateway 01—Gateway (aBook). Gateway 02—Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (aBook). 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 01—Alternate Routes (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 and aBook). 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—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 01—Red Mars (aBook). 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 Ministry of the Future (aBook). The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (eBook). 

Clifford D. Simak: City (aBook). 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). 

Neil Sheehan: A Bright Shining Lie—John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam (aBook).

Olaf Stapledon: Star Maker (eBook and aBook).

Lewis Thomas: The Lives of a Cell (aBook). The Youngest Science (aBook); The Medusa and the Snail (aBook); Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (aBook); The Fragile Species (aBook).

Ian W. Toll: Pacific Crucible—War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942 (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). Tshai (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).

Martha Wells: The Murderbot Diaries 00—Compulsory (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 01—All Systems Red (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 02—Artificial Condition (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 03—Rogue Protocol (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 04—Exit Strategy (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 05—Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 06—Network Effect (eBook). The Murderbot Diaries 07—Fugitive Telemetry (eBook). 

Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun 01—The Shadow of the Torturer (pBook). The Book of the New Sun 02—The Claw of the Conciliator (pBook). The Book of the New Sun 03—The Sword of the Lictor (pBook). The Book of the New Sun 04—The Citadel of the Autarch (pBook). The Book of the New Sun 05—The Urth of the New Sun (pBook).