04 November 2013

Reading Roundup Wrapup: October 2013

Pick of the month: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Wilkie Collins, but with lesbians! Flipness aside, this is a beautiful book and a suspenseful one. That said, before this came along, I was having a tough time picking my pick: coulda been either of the first two volumes of The Starman Omnibus (some of the best superhero stuff I've read in a while) or Seeing Like a State (certainly the best academic monograph I've read since finishing my exams).

All books read:
1. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott
2. The Starman Omnibus, Volume One by James Robinson
3. Hartmann the Anarchist; or, The Doom of the Great City by E. Douglas Fawcett
4. Showcase Presents The House of Secrets, Volume One edited by Scott Nybakken
5. The Dark Clue by James Wilson
6. Looking Within: The Misleading Tendencies of “Looking Backward” Made Manifest by J. W. Roberts
7. The Starman Omnibus, Volume Two by James Robinson
8. The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayal by Louis Tracy
9. The Outlaws of the Air by George Griffith
10. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
11. Showcase Presents The House of Mystery, Volume One edited by Scott Nybakken
12. The Starman Omnibus, Volume Three by James Robinson
13. His Wisdom the Defender: A Story by Simon Newcomb
14. Gloriana; or, The Revolution of 1900 by Lady Florence Dixie
15. Zalma by T. Mullett Ellis
16. Showcase Presents Secrets of Sinister House edited by Scott Nybakken
17. The Starman Omnibus, Volume Four by James Robinson with Jerry Ordway
18. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

All books acquired:
1. Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics edited by Mike Madrid
2. The Fantastic Four Omnibus, Volume 1 by Stan Lee
3. The Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Volume 1 by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman, Bill Mantlo, Stan Lee, and Roger Stern
4. Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda
6. Star Trek: The Next Generation #7: Masks by John Vornholt
7. Star Trek: The Next Generation #13: The Eyes of the Beholders by A. C. Crispin
8. Star Trek: The Next Generation #33: Balance of Power by Dafydd ab Hugh
9. The Shade by James Robinson
10. The Golden Age: A Different Look at a Different Era by James Robinson
11. New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future by Mrs. George Corbett
12. What's the World Coming To?: A Novel of the Twenty-First Century, Founded on the Fads, Facts, and Fiction of the Nineteenth by W. Graham Moffat and John White
13. Afterimage by Helen Humphreys
14. Sixty Lights by Gail Jones
15. The New Adventures: Beige Planet Mars by Lance Parkin and Mark Clapham
16. The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells
17. The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells
18. The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution by H. G. Wells
19. The Last War: A World Set Free by H. G. Wells
20. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells
21. Screenshots by Lauren A. Walton

Okay, that's not good.

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 519

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