Memory Lane – Books Read (mostly 2004)
I ran across this list of books I was keeping before I started this blog and it seemed like it would be good to save for posterity.
[2007 09 16] The Hidden Family: Book Two of Merchant Princes, Charles Stross (amazon)
[2007 05 00] The Faded Sun: Kesrith, C.J. Cherryh (amazon)
[2007 03 00] Knight, Gene Wolfe (amazon)
[2005 15 15] First Kyu, Dr. Sung-Hwa Hong
[2005 01 23] Factoring Humanity, Robert J. Sawyer (amazon)
[2004 11 28] Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut (amazon) — as of this writing Antiwar.com puts the American death toll in Iraq at 1235. So it goes.
[2004 10 07] The Dragon Style (Learn to Play Go, Volume III), Jeong Soo-hyun, Janice Kim (amazon)
[2004 09 15] The Way of the Moving Horse (Learn to Play Go, Volume II), Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-Hyun (amazon)
[2004 08 19] Learn to Play Go: A Master’s Guide to the Ultimate Game (Volume I), Janice Kim (amazon)
[2004 07 15] Jennifer Government, Max Barry (amazon)
[2004 07 10] Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud — This book is amazing. Every panel of every page is jam-packed with information. I’d recomend this to anyone attempting to tell a story in any medium. (amazon)
[2004 07 01] The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them, Amy Goodman (amazon)
[2004 06 14] Solitaire, Kelley Eskridge (amazon) — If William Gibson attempted to combine Clockwork Orange with Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption, the result might be something like Solitaire. Eskridge takes social engineering to new levels by placing a ‘project manager’ into the glorified role where we expect to see a hacker or a cowboy or a fighter pilot. This is speculative fiction that business majors can appreciate, and it’s an impressive first novel.
[2004 06 08] Weapons of Mass Deception The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq, Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber. (amazon)
There have been other books. I sorely need to update this page.
 On a Pale Horse, Piers Anthony. (amazon) — I’ve read quite a few books by Piers Anthony over the years, but the Incarnations of Immortality series keeps getting recommended to me. I was quite impressed.
[2004 03 20] The Etched City, KJ Bishop. (amazon) — This proved that everyting that makes a story epic, personal, unique, and impossible to put down can be packed into 330 pages. I feel like I just finished reading a 2100 page trilogy. And this was her first novel. I eagerly await more from Bishop!
[2004 03 11] Royal Assassin, Robin Hobb (amazon) — I’m relearning the lesson that a great fantasy series can be quite adictive. I love the play between the Skill and the Wit and the intrigue of the royal family. Full of unforgettable characters, this series just keeps getting better. Now to find a copy of Assassin’s Quest…
[2004 03 06] A Case of Conscience, James Blish (amazon)
[2004 03 05] Maul, Tricia Sullivan (amazon) — One man holds the key to the survival of all men. Sullivan, with a dark wit, brings to life his final struggle with the intelligent viruses living within. Grab this as soon as it hits shelves in the states.
[2004 02 29] I am Legend, Richard Matheson (amazon)
[2004 02 28] Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb (amazon)
[2004 02 15] Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow (amazon)
[2004 02 01] Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer (amazon)