02 February 2015

Reading Roundup Wrapup: January 2015

Pick of the month: The Next Crusade by Robert Cromie. You shall see on my full list that I read a crapton of late C19/early C20 proto-sci-fi at the Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside (#1-3, 5-9, 11, 13-17 below). Many of these books were terrible, but there were some good ones, and though I wouldn't call The Next Crusade great, it had some very enjoyable bits. Britain makes war on Turks, awesome naval battles ensue and a badass NCO blusters a lot. It's set in the same future history (but is not a direct sequel to) Cromie's earlier For England's Sake, which I would now like to track down. (When All Men Starve is probably the other legit good one. Though maybe they both come from late in the trip because by that point I was growing inured to racism and didacticism.)

All books read:
1. The Year of Miracle: A Tale of the year One Thousand Nine Hundred by Fergus Hume
2. The Great Pirate Syndicate by George Griffith
3. The Zeppelin Destroyer: Being Some Chapters of Secret History by William le Queux
4. The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service by Erskine Childers
5. A Woman against the World by George Griffith
6. The Three Days’ Terror by J. S. Fletcher
7. The Stolen Submarine: A Tale of the Russo-Japanese War by George Griffith
8. 6,000 Tons of Gold by H. R. Chamberlain
9. The Sack of London by the Highland Host: A Romance of the Period, Narrated by Jingo Jones, M.P.
10. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
11. The Terror of the Air by William le Queux
12. Witches, Midwives & Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
13. Marmaduke, Emperor of Europe: Being a Record of Some Strange Adventures in the Remarkable Career of a Political and Social Reformer Who Was Famous at the Commencement of the Twentieth Century by X
14. The English Revolution of the Twentieth Century: A Prospective History by Henry Lazarus
15. The Next Crusade by Robert Cromie
16. The Invasion of New York; or, How Hawaii Was Annexed by J. H. Palmer
17. When All Men Starve: Showing How England Hazarded Her Naval Supremacy, and the Horrors Which Followed the Interruption of Her Food Supply by Charles Gleig
18. Sixty Lights by Gail Jones
19. Doctor Who: The First Doctor: A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer
20. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #5: Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh
21. Doctor Who Magazine: Special Edition #39: The 2015 Yearbook edited by Marcus Hearn
22. Political Future Fiction: Speculative and Counter-Factual Politics in Edwardian Fiction, Volume 2: Fictions of a Feminist Future edited by Kate Macdonald
23. Batman: Two-Face and Scarecrow: Year One by Bruce Jones and Mark Sable
24. I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason
25. Batman: Haunted Knight: The Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials: Three Tales of Halloween in Gotham City by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

All books acquired:
1. Richard Meier & Partners: White is the Light by Philip Jodidio
2. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
3. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
4. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace: Manga, Volume Two by Kia Asamiya
5. Star Wars: A New Hope: Manga, Volume One by Hisao Tamaki
6. Star Wars: A New Hope: Manga, Volume Two by Hisao Tamaki
7. Young Avengers Omnibus by Kieron Gillen
8. Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Jonathan Hickman

#2-3 constitute belated Christmas presents (from SantaThing).

Books remaining on "To be read" list: ???

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