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2015[edit]

Totals for 2015[edit]

Type Finished Unfinished Abandoned
Audiobooks: 75 2 1
Graphic novels: 5 1 0
Books: 2 6 0

End of 2015[edit]

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Armada (2015)
by Ernest Cline
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(unfinished,audio)







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Nowhere Men, Vol. 1: Fates Worse Than Death (2013)
by Eric Stephenson (Writer), Nate Bellegarde (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(unfinished,graphic novel)


December 2015[edit]


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Jim Anthony: Super-Detective (2009)
by Erwin K. Roberts, Andrew Salmon, B.C. Bell
search amazon
(abandoned,audio)
Abandoned. The narration (by Bob Kern) was just that bad. And I really wanted to like it, too.  (e)


  • "Two Dooms" (1958) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Time Bum" (1953) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Goodly Creatures" (1952) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Iteration" (1950) by C. M. Kornbluth



  • "With These Hands" (1951) by C. M. Kornbluth

Nowhere Men, Vol. 1- Fates Worse Than Death (cover).jpg
Nowhere Men, Vol. 1: Fates Worse Than Death (2013)
by Eric Stephenson (Writer), Nate Bellegarde (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(started,graphic novel)



Gotham Central Vol. 1- In the Line of Duty (cover).jpg
Gotham Central Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty (2004)
by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(finished,graphic novel)

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Velvet, Vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men (2015)
by Ed Brubaker; Steve Epting (Illustrator); Bettie Breitweiser (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(finished,graphic novel)


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The Desert Demons (2011)
by Will Murray writing as Kenneth Robeson
Doc Savage
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)

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Gotham Central Vol. 1- In the Line of Duty (cover).jpg
Gotham Central Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty (2004)
by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
(continue,graphic novel)

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Velvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living End (2014)
by Ed Brubaker; Steve Epting (Illustrator); Bettie Breitweiser (Illustrator)
Paperback
(finished,graphic novel)




  • "Mr. Packer Goes to Hell" (1941) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Thirteen O'Clock" (1941) by C. M. Kornbluth

November 2015[edit]


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Trigger Mortis (2015)
by Anthony Horowitz
James Bond
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)

  • "The Words of Guru" (1941) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Slave" (1957) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Masquerade" (1942) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Gomez" (1954) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The City in the Sofa" (1941) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Reversible Revolutions" (1941) by C. M. Kornbluth


  • "The Luckiest Man in Denv" (1952) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Meddlers" (1953) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Shark Ship" (1958) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Education of Tigress McCardle" (1957) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Mindworm" (1950) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Rocket of 1955" (1939) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "The Golden Road" (1942) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "Dominoes" (1953) by C. M. Kornbluth
It's difficult to express how much I admired The City & The City (2009) by China Miéville for creating an interesting and, to me, new perspective in describing setting where the characters deliberately and consciously "un-see" part of their environment. The setup is where there are two cities co-existing in the same topological space where some parts of the two cities are explicitly distinct with other parts "cross-hatched" or existing in both cities. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to ever be conclusively shown that the non-overlapping sections truly co-exist in the same topological space.  (e)
  • "The Adventurer" (1953) by C. M. Kornbluth
  • "That Share of Glory" (1952) by C. M. Kornbluth


October 2015[edit]


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Locke and Key (full cast audio) (2015)
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez
Audio
(finished,audio)

Right from the beginning, I had an issue with Emissaries from the Dead. Much of the danger and tension of this story stems from the fear of falling in a large space habitat from near the inner axis of the cylinder towards the outer hull kilometers away. The increasing density of the atmosphere and changes in chemistry will kill you long before you hit the outer cylinder, so yes, this is an issue. Unfortunately, a simple bit of engineering (such as small, auto-deploying balloon attached to a harness) would alleviate the majority of the risk associated with falling and thus drain away much of the tension and fear generated by the setting. While I'm not finished with the novel yet (so I don't know if this is ever actually addressed yet), I keep thinking of this every time fear of falling is brought up. And it's brought up a lot. -- Finished. And no, this minor technological solution to falling is never brought up or addressed in any realistic manner.  (e)



  • "Strange Pursuit"
  • "Down Sonora Way"
  • "Rain on the Mountain Fork"
  • "A Ranger Rides to Town"
  • "The Killer from the Pecos"
  • "Case Closed: No Prisoners"
  • "Tenkiller"
  • "Tonto Woman"
  • "Hurrah for Capt. Early"
  • "Karen Makes Out"
  • "Fire in the Hole"
  • "When the Women Come Out to Dance"
  • "Chickasaw Charlie Hoke"
  • "Hanging out at the Buena Vista"
  • "Spark"


September 2015[edit]




I have to admit I avoided reading Pushing Ice (2005) by Alastair Reynolds for a years, as it seemed to focus on mining comets. Not that mining comets is bad, but rather, I’ve read more than enough stories about that sort of thing. I was wrong. The story starts with a ship being called away from a comet to rendezvous with the moon Janus after it has suddenly and inexplicably left the orbit of Saturn and headed off into deep space. Pushing Ice quickly and relentlessly becomes a (new) space opera that explores an alien megastructure (or two) as it plunges into the unknown.Warning: This is a work in progress. -- Fritz.  (e)






August 2015[edit]




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July 2015[edit]

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June 2015[edit]



May 2015[edit]










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Code Duello (1968)
by Mack Reynolds
Kindle
(finished,book,reread)



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The Rosie Effect (2014)
by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman #2
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)

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Moonraker (1955)
by Ian Fleming
James Bond #3
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)




April 2015[edit]




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Tom Clancy Support and Defend (2014)
by Mark Greaney
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)





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All You Need is Kill (2004)
by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (桜坂洋),
Alexander O. Smith (translator)
Kindle, Paperback, Audio
(finished,audio)





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Lazarus, Vol. 3: Conclave (2015)
by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark (Artist), Santiago Arcas (Illustrator)
Lazarus #3
search amazon
(finished,graphic novel)



March 2015[edit]








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Daredevil, Volume I (2012)
by Mark Waid (Author), Paolo Manuel Rivera (Illustrator), Marcos Martin (Illustrator)
Kindle, Paperback
((finished,graphic novel,pick))




February 2015[edit]








January 2015[edit]





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