03 July 2017

Reading Roundup Wrapup: June 2017

Pick of the month: This Census-Taker by China Miéville. Obviously I read a lot of books this month, and since many of them were Hugo finalists, many of them were good books. So this was a tough decision to make, and I could have picked a lot of other books, probably, and felt okay with my choice. But I did find Miéville's novella really evocative, and really interesting, and as I write this it has the top spot on my Hugo ballot for Best Novella, though I have two more of the novellas yet to read.

All books read:
1. Women’s Suffrage Literature, Volume VI: The Call by Edith Ayrton Zangwill
2. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
3. Alien Stripper Boned from Behind by the T-Rex by Stix Hiscock
4. The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
5. New & Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era by Mary Kaldor
6. The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
7. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Volume 4 by Jerry Siegel, Edmond Hamilton, and Otto Binder
8. Marriage by H. G. Wells
9. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
10. This Census-Taker by China Miéville
11. Doctor Who: Cinderella and the Magic Box by Justin Richards
12. Science in Victorian Manchester: Enterprise and Expertise by Robert H. Kargon
13. Monstress, Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu
14. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
15. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
16. Convergence: Infinite Earths, Book 2 by Jeff Parker, Scott Lobdell, Dan Jurgens, Brian Buccellato, and Simon Oliver
17. Convergence: Zero Hour, Book 1 by Justin Gray, Christy Marx, Ron Marz, Frank Tieri, and Fabian Nicieza
18. Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks
19. Star Trek: The Original Series: From History’s Shadow by Dayton Ward
20. Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore by Charles Kingsley
21. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
22. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
23. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
24. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
25. The Serpentine Wall by Jim DeBrosse
26. The Science of Empire: Scientific Knowledge, Civilization, and Colonial Rule in India by Zaheer Baber

You know, I think I average around 16-17 reviews per month with my M/T/W/R review posting system, so though I am keeping up with writing the reviews, the posting of them recedes ever more distant into the future.

All books acquired:
1. Gingerbread Gems of Willimantic, Connecticut by Michele Palmer
2. Willimantic Industry and Community: The Rise and Decline of a Connecticut Textile City by Thomas R. Beardsley
3. Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore by Charles Kingsley
4. Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield
5. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Volume One by Gerry Conway and Paul Levitz with Jack C. Harris, Paul Kupperberg, and Jim Starlin
6. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 4: Stratagem by Yoshiki Tanaka

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 652 (up 2)
Books remaining on "To review" list: 20 (down 15!)

In other news: Two reviews up at Unreality SF last week, of two recent Doctor Who: Short Trips, both by Jonathan Barnes: Liv Chenka (and the eighth Doctor) in "The World beyond the Trees" and Jago and Litefoot (and the tenth Doctor!) in "The Jago & Litefoot Revival."

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