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Readings, 2007

In 2007 I read the following books:


italics = reread
asterisk = new (to me) author (*)
bold = my favorites this year
exclamation mark = !unfinished
strikethrough = never finished, never will

  1. Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang (*)
  2. The Comfort Women: Japan’s Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War by George Hicks (*)
  3. Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson
  4. Accelerando Charles Stross (*)
  5. Sleeping With Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety, by Wendy Kaminer (*)
  6. Tatja Grimm’s World by Vernor Vinge
  7. The Koreans by Michael Breen (*)
  8. Stone by Adam Roberts
  9. Sin City Book 6: Booze, Broads, and Bullets by Frank Miller (*)
  10. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto (*)
  11. Seven Touches of Music by Zoran Zivkovic (*)
  12. Meet Me in the Moon Room by Ray Vukcevich (*) (Thank, Tina!)
  13. Korea Bug: The Best of the Zine that Infected a Nation, by J. Scott Burgeson (*)
  14. Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling
  15. Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot, translated by Yair Reiner (*)
  16. Inventory by Dionne Brand
  17. Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture by John Strausbaugh. (*)
  18. The Weight of Oranges/Miner’s Pond by Anne Michaels
  19. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer (*)
  20. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass (*)
  21. Deconstruction and Criticism (Continuum Impacts) by by Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey H. Hartman, J. Hillis Miller , Harold Bloom, and Paul De Man
  22. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  23. Titus Crow, Volume 1: The Burrowers Beneath & The Transition of Titus Crow by Brian Lumley
  24. Angry Young Spaceman by Jim Munroe (*)
  25. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels (*)
  26. Space War Blues by Richard Lupoff (*)
  27. The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
  28. Magnificent Corpses by Anneli Rufus (*)
  29. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  30. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (*)
  31. What Mad Universe? by Frederic Brown (*)
  32. A Plague Upon Humanity: The Secret Genocide of Axis Japan’s Germ Warfare Operation by Daniel Barenblatt (*)
  33. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
  34. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
  35. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  36. The Ma Rok Biographies by Seo Giwon (*), translated by Kevin O’Rourke
  37. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin (*)
  38. She Dreams in Red by Alexis Kienlen
  39. Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow (*)
  40. Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon (*) and Choi Young-mi (*), translated by Yu Jung-yul(*) and James Kimbrell (*)
  41. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
  42. Superman — Sunday Classics: 1939-1943 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
  43. It’s Superman!, by Tom De Haven (*)
  44. Toast by Charles Stross
  45. Ghost Country by Steve Noyes (*)
  46. The Blank Slate by Stephen Pinker
  47. Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (*), translated by Geoffrey Bownas (*)
  48. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (*)
  49. Love as a Foreign Language (Vol 1 & 2) by J. Torres (*) and Eric Kim (*)
  50. Journey of Joenes by Robert Sheckley (*)
  51. The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick
  52. Parecon: Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert (*)
  53. The Coming Anarchy by Robert Kaplan (*)
  54. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  55. !The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea, translated by Jahyun Kim Haboush
  56. The Hye Ch’O Diary: Memoir of the Pilgrimage to the Five Regions of India (*)
  57. Haunted: A Novel of Stories, by Chuck Palahniuk
  58. Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks (*)


  1. F&SF, October/November 2007
  2. F&SF December 2006
  3. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, #11 (*) (Thanks, Tina!)
  4. F&SF January 2007
  5. F&SF February 2007
  6. F&SF March 2007
  7. Drive-By English by J. Scott Burgeson
  8. Interzone 208
  9. Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 2007
  10. Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 2007
  11. Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 2007
  12. Interzone 209
  13. Fantasy Magazine, #5 (December 2006)
  14. Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2007
  15. Asimov’s SF October/November 2007
  16. Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 2007
  17. Asimov’s SF, June 2007
  18. Interzone 210
  19. Fantasy Magazine Spring 2007

That’s a lot more books than I thought I’d read — more than one a week is pretty stunning, given the amount of travel I did, and given how slow I am at reading. (And some of those books, like Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, are massive tomes.)

I’m pleased and impressed. At the moment, though, I have a surprisingly big list of books on the go:

One note: while I do try to keep up with the online zines, like Strange Horizons and Clarkesworld, I don’t list them here. I’m only counting printed books, because otherwise I’ll be listing short stories endlessly, and who needs that?

Even so, I’m impressed: almost 60 books this year, on top of a good stack of magazines. And I’m still behind on the subscriptions! (Though I’ve decided to let one lapse.)

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