The Books That Wrote Me 2016

Early May: Read It, Early May 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen • The Magicians season 1 (Syfy TV series adapted from the trilogy by Lev Grossman) • Childhood’s End (Syfy TV miniseries adapted from the novel by Arthur C. Clarke) • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams • The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth, translated by Maria Tatar • Light by M. John Harrison


Mid May: Read It, Mid-May 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: working with decades of archived writing • The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen (continued) • Light by M. John Harrison (continued) • Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (new translation by Bill Johnston, in Audible audiobook form) • The Story of Earth and Sky by Carleton Washburne, Heluiz Washburne, and Frederick Reed


Late May: Read It, Late May 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: shopping for books • Attempting Normal by Marc Maron • The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2016 • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (new translation by Bill Johnston, in Audible audiobook form) continued • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff


Early June: Read It, Early June 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: couch-surfing • the book project • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (continued) • Eifelheim by Michael Flynn • At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell • Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling


Late June: Read It, Late June 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: Eifelheim by Michael Flynn (continued) • Eifelheim, the novella • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip D. Dick • Viriconium by M. John Harrison • Secret of the Marauder Satellite by Ted White


Mid-July: Read It, Mid-July 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross • Eifelheim, the novella by Michael Flynn


Early August: Read It, Early August 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (audiobooks) • Authority by Jeff Vandermeer • The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker • The Dark Knight film trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan) • the Star Trek Fan Collective DVD collections • Saturday Night Live seasons 1 and 3 DVD releases


Late September: Read It, Late September 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: packing and sorting books • Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer • The Stainless Steel Rat books by Harry Harrison • The Book of the Short Sun by Gene Wolfe comprising On Blue’s Waters, In Green’s Jungles, and Return to the Whorl


Late September: Two Interesting Games: Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation video game) • Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation video game)


Mid-October: Read It, Mid-October 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: packing books • Return to the Whorl by Gene Wolfe • The Solar Cycle in retrospect


Late November: Read It, Late November 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: in the news • packing, organizing, and measuring the books • fixing the computer • Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds • Exodus from the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe • Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis • Dickens audiobooks


Early December: Read It, Early December 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: our search for a home • towards a library collection development policy • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens • Last Call by Tim Powers • Arrival (2016 film) • That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis (continued)


Late December: The Best Things I Read and a Few Things I Watched in 2016[PDF] Word Cloud

Topics: an offer on a house • further comments on Arrival • the best things I read in 2016 • 2016 in review

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