Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008: The Year in Books

Book Count (through December 31, 2008): 118 completed (does not count "in progress" works). Most recent book completed: Travels with Herodotus; Ryszard Kapuscinski.

See also the 2008: The Year in Shorts for a listing of short works that might not make it into the book list.

Dan Abnett: Xenos and Malleus (September). Hereticus (October). (All part of the Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn omnibus).

Poul Anderson: Inconstant Star (part of the Man-Kzin series) (December). The Van Rijn Method (December). The Man Who Counts (December).

Robert Asprin: Another Fine Myth (part of Myth Adventures, Volume One) (May).

Robert Asprin and Lynn Abbey (editors): Thieves' World (December). Tales from the Vulgar Unicorn (December).

Stephen Baxter: Manifold: Origin (December).

Greg Bear: Quantico (July). The Forge of God (September).

Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour (March).

Leigh Brackett: The Secret of Sinharat and People of the Talisman (February).

Ernle Bradford: Thermopylae: The Battle for the West (September).

Dale Brown: Flight of the Old Dog (December).

Lois McMaster Bujold: Cetaganda (Combined review/overview here.) (February).

A. Bertram Chandler: To Prime the Pump (February). The Broken Cycle (February). (John Grimes)

Arthur C. Clarke: Tales from the "White Hart" (April).

David Drake: Balefires (January). Other Times Than Peace (January). Lt. Leary, Commanding (June). The Complete Hammer's Slammers, Volume One (June). With the Lightnings (previously read, now "read" as an audiobook) (December). At Any Price (December). Counting the Cost (December). Lt. Leary, Commanding (December). Addendum (January 1, 2009): Somehow missed in the count...Rolling Hot and The Warrior (read in January or February).

Lord Dunsany: In the Land of Time and Other Fantasy Tales (December).

Greg Egan: Dark Integers and Other Stories (October).

Harlan Ellison and Isaac Asimov: I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (May).

Eric Flint (editor): Ring of Fire (February) (omnibus review here).

Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio: Girl Genius Omnibus, Volume 1 (June). Agatha Heterodyne and the Bettleburg Clank (June). Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (June). Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (June). Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams (July). Agatha Heterodyne and The Clockwork Princess (July). Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite (July). Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle (December). (Combined review here.)

David Freer and Eric Flint: Pyramid Scheme (October).

Major Seth W.B. Folsom, USMC: The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq (May).

Junichi Fujisaku: Ghost in the Shell (Stand Alone Complex): The Lost Memory (December).

Neil Gaiman: Fragile Things (June). Smoke and Mirrors (December). The Dangerous Alphabet (December).

Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves: InterWorld (June).

Colonel David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, Ret.): Hazardous Duty (August).

Robert A. Heinlein: Project Moonbase and Others (July).

Herge: The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 1 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 2 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 3 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 4 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 5 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 6 (December). The Adventures of Tintin, Volume 7 (December).

Ryszard Kapuscinski: Travels with Herodotus (December).

David H. Levy: Star Trails: 50 Favorite Columns from Sky & Telescope (December).

Jere Longman: Among the Heroes (September).

Shirow Masamune: Ghost in the Shell (December).

Joseph McCabe: Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (November).

Jack McDevitt: A Talent for War (November).

Frank Miller and Lynn Varley: 300 (July).

Walter M. Miller: A Canticle for Leibowitz (December).

C.L. Moore: Northwest of Earth: The Complete Northwest Smith (July).

R. Mike Mullane: Do Your Ears Pop In Space? (December).

Andre Norton: The Stars Are Ours! (September).

Naomi Novik: His Majesty's Dragon (November).

Edgar O'Ballance: No Victor, No Vanquished: The Yom Kippur War (July).

Patrick O'Brian: Master & Commander (January). And again, as part of a group read (March). And for a third time (!) in order to jump-start the group read and the fun read, which fell off the wagon (August). Post Captain (August). H.M.S. Surprise (September). The Mauritius Command (September). Desolation Island (September). The Fortune of War (October). The Surgeon's Mate (November). The Ionian Mission (December). Treason's Harbour (December). The Far Side of the World (December).

Katsuhiro Otomo: Akira, Volume 1 (December).

Jerry Pournelle (editor): The Endless Frontier, Volume I (March).

Terry Pratchett: Pyramids (April).

Gordon Ramsay: Roasting in Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection (March).

John Ringo: The Last Centurion (March). Princess of Wands (March). A Hymn Before Battle (May). Unto the Breach and A Deeper Blue (August). Into the Looking Glass (October).

John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor: Manxome Foe (January). Vorpal Blade (October). Manxome Foe (October).

Spider Robinson: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (May). Time Travelers Strictly Cash (May). Callahan's Secret (May) (All Callahan stories in The Callahan Chronicals, an omnibus collection.) Off the Wall at Callahan's (May).

John Scalzi: You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing (December).

James Schmitz (with editorial work and commentary by Eric Flint and Guy Gordon): Telzey Amberdon (May).

David Senechal: Footprints on a Secret Moon (October).

Travis S. Taylor: One Day on Mars (January). The Tau Ceti Agenda (eARC version) (February). Warp Speed (September).

J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien: The Children of Hurin (read twice, finished second reading in December).

Eric S. Trautmann: The Art of Halo: Creating a Virtual World (September).

Sun Tzu (translated with commentary by Ralph D. Sawyer): The Art of War (read twice, once in text, once "by audio) (July).

A.E. van Vogt: The World of Null-A (August).

Various: Halo: The Graphic Novel (September).

Vernor Vinge: The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge (July). Rainbows End (July).

Edward Whittemore: Quin's Shanghai Circus (March). (Also read in 2007.)

Jack Williamson: The Legion of Space (previously reviewed here) (September).

Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman: A Walking Tour of the Shambles (June).

Evan Wright: Generation Kill (July).

Michael Yon: Moment of Truth in Iraq (May).

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