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26 January 2016 @ 03:15 am
October/November/December '15 Book List  
October
Short Fiction: Michael Swanwick's Pyramid of Krakow, Yoon Ha Lee's Variations on an Apple, John Chu's Hold-Time Violations, Malka Older's Tear Tracks, Maria Dahvana Headley's Some Gods of El Paso & Seanan McGuire's the Way Home & Velveteen vs. a Disturbing Number of Crows

New Reads:
Marion G. Harmon's Ronin Games (supers in Japan fighting ghosts and gangsters and kaiju)
Emma Bull's Falcon
Elizabeth Bear's Steles of the Sky (finishing up the Eternal Sky trilogy)
Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis' 1635: Parcel of Rogues (back to England and Scottland and the outlaw Oliver Cromwell)
David Weber's Hell's Fondations Quiver
Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy
Lois McMaster Bujold's Gentleman Jole & the Red Queen (romantic life of the widowed Cordelia Vorksogion)
Steven Gould's Exo (the uses of personal teleportation in furthering the Earth's space programs)
K.B. Spangler's Greek Key (FINALLY KOALA)

Rereads:
Roger Zelazny/Jane Lindskold's Lord Demon

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
Kevin Eastman/Tom Waitz/Mateus Santolouco's TMNT: Monsters, Misfits and Madmen: vol. 9
Eric Stephenson/Simon Gane/Jordie Bellaire's They're Not Like Us: Black Holes for the Young: vol.1

Total: 13

November
Short Fiction: Marissa K. Lingren's Point of Origin & Jenna Helland's the Freedom of Navid Leahy

New Reads:
Drew Hayes' Split the Party (more with D&D NPCs turned adventurers)
Sherwood Smith's Rondo Allegro (Austen-ish romance in the Napoleonic war era)
Patrick Weekes' the Paladin Con (I swear this trilogy could have been the D&D campaign John Rogers ran on the set of Leverage)
Amy Plum's After the End (sort of post Apoc psychic YA romance)
Chris A. Jackson's Pirate's Honor (I just recently spotted that there is a sequel to this Pathfinder novel about a pirate and his snake-lady girlfriend)
Jim Butcher's the Aeronauts' Windlass
S.J. Delos' So Not a Hero
A.M. Dellamonica's Indigo Springs
Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice (takes a bit to get going, but once it starts..wow)
Martha Wells' Between Worlds
Cherie Priest's Maplecroft (the further adventures of Lizzie Borden, CoC Investigator)

Rereads:
John DeChancie's Castle Perilous (this was one of those books where I couldn't remember anything about it, but with a couple pages everything came rushing back)
Martha Wells's the Death of the Necromancer (and ditto for this one)

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
Dwayne McDuffie/Various artists' Damage Control: Complete Collection (McDuffie, gone too soon)
Jim Zub/Steve Cummings/Ludwig Olimba/Marshall Dillon's Wayward: String Theory: vol.1 & Wayward: Ties That Bind: vol.2
E.K. Weaver's the Less Than Epic Adventures of T.J. and Amal
One Yusuke Murata (John Werry translation)  One-Punch Man vol.1 (cute but didn't manage to really catch hold with me)

Total: 19

December
Short fiction: Kim Stanley Robinson's Oral Agreement, Michael Swanwick's the Phantom in the Maze, Brian Stavely's the Log Goblin & Sean McGuire's Fiber & Velveteen vs. Trick or Treat

New Reads: Sherwood Smith & Rachel Marija Brown's Stranger & Hostage (Bestest Gamma World campaign)
Kate Elliot's Court of Fives
Gail Carriger's Manners & Mutiny (explosively finishing up her Finishing School series)
K.J. Parker's the Folding Knife
Brandon Sanderson's Shadows of Self (more Mist-world Western adventure)
Harry Connolly's Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths (collection of short fiction, including a couple 20 Palaces related works)
Chuck Wendig's Zer0es (like if CSI: Cyber or Skorpion weren't total garbage)
R.J. Ross' Super Girls (more Cape High popcorn)
Jennifer Brozek's (ed)  Human Tales (idea is of fairy tales/urban fantasy stories being told by the monsters.  Nominally with humans as the villains.  Some good stuff in it)
Joel Burdick's No Master Plan Here
Holly Black's Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Rereads:
Andre Norton's the Crystal Gryphon (I scooped up a bunch of classic Norton during some e-sale last year)

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
Josh Ulrich's Newman vol.1 (webcomic collection the roommate picked up.  Cute and funny modern fantasy)
John Ostander/Keith Giffen/Various others' Suicide Squad: the Nightshade Odessy: vol.2

Total: 16
 
 
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