Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009: The Year in Books

Book Count (through December 28, 2009): 241 completed (does not count "in progress" works). Most recent book completed: "The Thinking Machine": The Enigmatic Problems of Prof. Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S., M.D., M.D.S.; Jacques Futrelle.

See also the 2009: The Year in Shorts for a listing of short works that might not make it into the book list.

Edwin A. Abbot: Flatland (April).

Pete Abrams: Is It Not Nifty? (April). Worship the Comic (April). When Holidays Attack (April). Game Called On Account of Naked Chick (April). Yippy Skippy, The Evil! (April). The Bug, The Witch and The Robot (April). A Very Big Bang (April). Fire and Rain (May).

Jonathan Allday: Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now (July).

Aaron Allston: Doc Sidhe (February).

Poul Anderson: The Enemy Stars (April).

Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Sir Arthur C. Clarke (afterword): First on the Moon (July).

Donald A. Beattie: Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program (July).

J.D. Bernal: The World, The Flesh and The Devil (April).

Roger E. Bilstein: Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles (July).

Piers Bizony: The Man Who Ran the Moon: James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo (July).

Mark Bowden: Blackhawk Down (twice) (April).

Leigh Brackett: Alpha Centauri or Die (March).

Bertrand R. Brinley: The Mad Scientists' Club (July). The New Adventures of The Mad Scientists' Club (July). The Big Kerplop (July).

John Burdett: Bangkok 8 (January).

Jack L. Chalker: Midnight at the Well of Souls (April).

Arthur C. Clarke: 2001: A Space Odyssey (April).

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs): Mission of Gravity (April).

Glen Cook: The Black Company (September). Shadows Linger (September). The White Rose (September). (Combined review here.)

Larry Correia: Monster Hunter International (August).

Harold Coyle: Team Yankee (April).

Michael Crichton: Eaters of the Dead (April).

Justus Dahinden: Urban Structures of the Future (April).

Samuel R. Delany: Nova (April).

Charles De Lint: The Mystery of Grace (April). The Wild Wood (April).

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (two volumes) (April). The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 01 (Leslie Klinger, editor and annotator) (November).

David Drake: The Far Side of the Stars (January). Rolling Hot and Paying the Piper (April). Some Golden Harbor (April). When the Tide Rises (June). In the Stormy Red Sky (July). (Combined review of the three Leary of the RCN books here.)

David Drake, Jim Baen and Eric Flint (editors): The World Turned Upside Down (March).

Freeman Dyson: Disturbing the Universe (April). The Scientist as Rebel (September).

Harlan Ellison: Deathbird Stories (April).

Richard P. Feynman: Six Easy Pieces (April). Six Not So Easy Pieces (April). Feyman's Lost Lecture (April). (All three part of this project.) "You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman!" (September). "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" (September).

Jacques Futrelle: "The Thinking Machine": The Enigmatic Problems of Prof. Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S., M.D., M.D.S. (November).

Fred Gallagher: Megatokyo 01 (with Rodney Caston), Megatokyo 02 (with Rodney Caston), Megatokyo 03 (April). Megatokyo 04 (April). Megatokyo 05 (May).

Raymond Z. Gallun: The Planet Strappers (April).

William Gibson: Burning Chrome (April). Neuromancer (April). Count Zero (April). Mona Lisa Overdrive (April). (All part of this project here.) Virtual Light (June). Pattern Recognition (August). Spook Country (November).

Henry Gee (editor): Futures from Nature: 100 Speculative Fictions (May).

Joe Haldeman: The Forever War (April).

Frank Herbert: The Dragon in the Sea (April).

Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki (April).

Diana Wynne Jones: Howl's Moving Castle (September). Castle in the Air (September).

S.T. Joshi: Lovecraft's Library: A Catalogue (November).

Rudyard Kipling: Barrack Room Ballads & Departmental Ditties (April).

Masashi Kishimoto: Naruto 01 through 22 (June). Naruto 23 through 28 (July). Naruto 29 through 41 (August). Naruto 42 (September). Naruto 43-46 (October). (Omnibus review here.)

Satoko Kiyuduki: Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro 01; Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro 02 (April).

Fritz Leiber: Ill Met in Lankhmar (April).

Michael D. Lemonick: The Georgian Star (March).

Howard Philips Lovecraft: The Annotated Supernatural Horror in Literature (edited and annotated by S.T. Joshi) (November).

R.A. MacAvoy: Tea with a Black Dragon (April).

Charles B. MacDonald: A Time for Trumpets (April).

John D. MacDonald: Bright Orange for the Shroud (July).

George Mann: The Afinity Bridge (October).

George R. R. Martin: A Game of Thrones (January).

Scott McCloud: Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (September).

John McPhee: Annals of the Former World (counts as four books) (April).

Walter M. Miller, Jr.: A Canticle for Leibowitz (January). (Read again in April for this project.)

Andre Norton: The Stars Are Ours! (one half of the omnibus Star Flight) (March).

Patrick O'Brian: The Reverse of the Medal (January). The Letter of Marque (February). The Thirteen Gun Salute (March). The Nutmeg of Consolation (June). The Truelove (a.k.a., Clarissa Oakes) (July). The Wine Dark Sea (July). The Commodore (July). The Yellow Admiral (July). The Hundred Days (August). Blue at the Mizzen (August). 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (August). Special: Master & Commander, as part of this project (April).

Gerard K. O'Neill: The High Frontier (April).

Leslie Peltier: Starlit Nights (April).

Frederik Pohl: Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Heechee Rendezvous, Annals of the Heechee, The Gateway Trip (April).

Tim Powers: The Annubis Gates (April).

Sir Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards! (January). Men at Arms (January). Feet of Clay (January). Making Money (January). Reaper Man (January). Eric (September). Making Money (September). Jingo (September) The Truth (September) (combined review here).

Steven Pressfield: Gates of Fire (April).

John Ringo: Gust Front (February). The Last Centurion (March). Into the Looking Glass (April). When the Devil Dances (June). Hell's Faire (September). Live Free or Die eARC (October).

John Ringo and Tom Kratman: The Watch on the Rhine (May). Yellow Eyes (May). (Combined review here.)

John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor: Claws That Catch (February). Von Neumann's War (August).

John Ringo and David Weber: March Upcountry (March). March to the Sea (July).

Spider Robinson: The Callahan Chronicals (part of this project here) (counts as 6 books) (April and September).

Carl Sagan: The Cosmic Connection (April).

Minene Sakurano: Mamotte Shugogetten, Volume 01 (May). Volume 02 (May). Volume 03 (May). Volume 04 (May).

John Scalzi: The Rough Guide to the Universe (April).

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

Michael Shaara: The Killer Angels (April).

David J. Shayler: Gemini: Steps to the Moon (July). Apollo: The Lost and Forgotten Missions (July). Skylab: America's Space Station (July).

Alan Shepherd, Deke Slayton, Jay Barbree, Howard Benedict and Neil Armstrong (introduction): Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon (July).

Clifford D. Simak: City (April). The Goblin Reservation (April).

Cordwainer Smith (Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger): The Rediscovery of Mankind (April). Norstrilia (April).

E.E. "Doc" Smith: Spacehounds of the IPC (April).

Paul D. Spudis: The Once and Future Moon (July).

Olaf Stapledon: The Star Maker (April).

Neal Stephenson: In the Beginning...Was the Command Line (January).

E.D. Swinton: The Defence of Duffer's Drift (February).

Howard Tayler: The Tub of Happiness (June). The Teraport Wars (July). Under New Management (July). The Blackness Between (October). The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance (October). (Combined review here.)

Travis S. Taylor: One Good Soldier (February). Warp Speed (April).

Lewis Thomas: Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony (August).

Unknown: Psalms (commentary by Kathleen Norris) (April).

Jack Vance: The Compleat Dying Earth (April). This Is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This Is "I") (September).

Jeff VanderMeer: Lost my notes (December).

Robert Van Gulik: Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (February). The Chinese Gold Murders (February). The Lacquer Screen (February) (Omnibus review of the series here.)

John Varley: The Ophiuchi Hotline (April).

Vernor Vinge: A Fire Upon the Deep (April). A Deepness in the Sky (April).

David Weber: On Basilisk Station (March). The Honor of the Queen (September). The Short Victorious War (September). Field of Dishonor (November). Flag in Exile (November) (Omnibus review here.)

Don E. Wilhelms: To A Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration (July).

Jack Williamson: The Legion of Space (April).

George Zebrowski: Macro-Life (April).

Roger Zelazny: Doorways in the Sand (site link here) (March and April). Roadmarks (July). The Dream Master (August).

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