Sunday, January 17, 2016

Books: 2014 in Review

When I went over the books I read in 2015, I noticed that I had forgotten to review 2014. But it's a review, so it's not too late!

Looking back, it was a pretty good year -- 4 5-star novels! -- but a lot of tiresome short fiction. Maybe I should stay out of the Hugo voting business.

Anne Leckie (4)

Brandon Sanderson (3)

Aliette de Bodard (2)

Steven Brust (2)

Lester del Rey (2)

Max Gladstone (2)

  • Three Parts Dead 4 stars
  • Two Serpents Rise 4 stars

Benjanun Sriduangkaew (2)

Saladin Ahmed (1)

  • Engraved on the Eye 3 stars

 Louis Bates Ames (1)

 Ray Bradbury (1)

 Lois McMaster Bujold (1)

  • Diplomatic Immunity 4 stars

Ted Chiang (1)

  • The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling 4 stars "The future story is really affecting, and the past story is thought-provoking."

John Chu (1)

Vox Day (1)

L. Sprauge De Camp (1)

Samuel R. Delaney (1)

Andy Duncan (1)

Adele Faber (1)

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk 4 stars

Neil Gaiman (1)

Daniel Gray (1)

Thomas Olde Heuvelt (1)

  • The Ink Readers of Doi Saket 2 stars

Iain Hyslop (1)

Mary Robinette Kowal (1)

Ursula K. Le Guin (1)

Michael Lewis (1)

George R.R. Martin (1)

  • The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones 4 stars

Jack McDevitt (1)

Richard K. Morgan (1)

Sofia Samatar (1)

  • A Stranger in Olondria 3 stars

Veronica Schanoes (1)

Kenneth Schneyer (1)

Lawrence M. Schoen (1)

Ellen Shaw (1)

  • Keep Kids Safe: A Parent's Guide to Child Safety

Allen Steele (1)

  • V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History 4 stars

Charles Stross (1)

Brad R. Torgerson (1)

  • The Chaplain's Legacy 2 stars

Catherynne M. Valente (1)

  • Six-Gun Snow White 2 stars

David Weber (1)

Andy Weir (1)

  • The Martian 5 stars

Dan Wells (1)

  • The Butcher of Khardov 2 stars 

Ben H. Winters (1)

  • World of Trouble 5 stars
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