Monday, January 01, 2007

2007: The Year in Books

Here's a list of what I've read so far this year, plus what is currently being read. As I move forward, I'll start posting reviews (and linking the reviews to this post). I'll also post my lists for previous years (I have 2001 through 2006 and recently came across a notebook for 1995. I don't have, alas, records for 1996 through 2000.)

Book Count (through December 31, 2007): 97 completed (does not count "in progress" works). Most recent book completed: The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld; Terry Pratchett, compiled by Stephen Briggs.

See also the 2007: The Year in Shorts for a listing of short works that might not make it into the book list.

Rick Atkinson: In the Company of Soliders.

Wayne Barlowe: Expedition: Being An Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV.

Stephen Baxter: Manifold: Time, Manifold: Space (Manifold Sequence).

SSG David Bellavia: House to House (with John R. Bruning).

Gregory Benford: In the Ocean of Night.

Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential.

Leigh Brackett: Martian Quest: The Early Brackett.

Lois McMaster Bujold: Shards of Honor. Barrayar (both in the omnibus edition Cordelia's Honor). The Warrior's Apprentice and The Vor Game (in the omnibus Young Miles). Combined review here.

Jim Butcher: Storm Front (Dresden Files).

Philip Caputo: A Rumor of War.

A. Bertram Chandler: The Road to the Rim; The Hard Way Up (John Grimes).

C.J. Cherryh: The Pride of Chanur (old review, but it will do) (Chanur).

Arthur C. Clarke: The Reefs of Taprobane.

Stoney Compton: Russian Amerika.

Lester Del Rey: Fantastic Science–Fiction Art: 1926–1954.

Gordon R. Dickson: Necromancer, Tactics of Mistake (Childe Cycle).

David Drake: Rolling Hot. Paying the Piper. Hammer's Slammers Volume Two. Counting the Cost. The Warrior. Hammer's Slammers Volume Three (forthcoming) (Hammer's Slammers). (I'm going to have to work on how to count these books...Volume Two has several novels in it!) Omnibus review posting here. All the Way to the Gallows. The Military Dimension (Mark I and Mark II). With the Lightnings.

David Drake & Sandra Miesel (editors): A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling and Heads to the Storm: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling.

Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett): The Collected Jorkens, Volume 3.

Loren Eiseley: The Star Thrower.

Virgil Finlay: Virgil Finlay's Strange Science.

Eric Flint: 1632 (The Ring of Fire) (omnibus review here).

Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor: Boundary.

Frank Kelly Freas & Laura Brodian Freas: Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It.

William Gibson: Pattern Recognition.

Stephen Jay Gould: The Panda's Thumb

Col. David H. Hackworth: Steel My Soldiers' Hearts (w/Eilhys England).

Joe Haldeman & Martin H. Greenberg (editors): Future Weapons of War.

Robert A. Heinlein: Beyond This Horizon.

Robert Hemphill: Platoon Bravo Company.

Tony Horwitz: Blue Latitudes.

Dean Ing: The Rackman Files (Omnibus, three books. Inside Job, Vital Signs, Pulling Through.).

Anthony R. Lewis: Concordance to Cordwainer Smith, Third Edition.

Robert Mason: Chickenhawk.

Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway: We Were Soldiers Once...And Young.

Eric Nylund: HALO: First Strike and HALO: Ghosts of Onyx.

Patrick O'Brian: Desolation Island (review here). The Fortune of War. The Ionian Mission. Treason's Harbour. The Reverse of the Medal. The Letter of Marque. The Thirteen Gun Salute. The Nutmeg of Consolation. The Truelove. The Wine-Dark Sea. The Commodore. The Hundred Days (review here). Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy. General commentary here.

Jerry Pournelle & John F. Carr (editors): Endless Frontiers, Volume IV: Life Among the Asteroids.

Terry Pratchett: Equal Rites. Mort. Sourcery. Wyrd Sisters. Going Postal. The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld (compiled by Stephen Briggs).

John Ringo: Into the Looking Glass. Vorpal Blade eARC (w/Travis S. Taylor) (cover art here) (Voyage of the Space Bubble). Vorpal Blade (regular book production). Ghost (re-read, see original review here); Kildar; Choosers of the Slain.

John Scalzi: Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Sagan Diary (Old Man's War sequence).

Cordwainer Smith (Dr. Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger): Books and collections from the Instrumentality of Mankind sequence (two books, plus bits and pieces from several more).

Lewis Thomas: The Medusa and the Snail.

Mark L. Van Name: One Jump Ahead.

A.E. van Vogt: Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt.

Hugh Walters: Blast-Off at 0300 and Menace from the Moon (part of the Chris Godfrey series).

David Weber: In Enemy Hands. Echoes of Honor, Ashes of Victory (part of the Honor Harrington series).

Edward Whittemore: Quin's Shanghai Circus (review not written until 2008, after a second reading of the book).

Makoto Yukimura: Planetes 01, Planetes 02, Planetes 03, Planetes 04a, Planetes 04b (The Planetes Sequence).

Roger Zelazny: Nine Princes in Amber (The Amber Series).

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