Here's what I read during the month of September. Links, as always, are to the reviews.
1. Portable Childhoods - Ellen Klages
2. Illyria - Elizabeth Hand
3. The Mermaids - Robert Edric
4. Christine - Stephen King
5. Hart & Boot - Tim Pratt
6. Jimmy the Hand - Raymond E. Feist and S. M. Sterling
7. The Sandman: A Game of You - Neil Gaiman
8. All the Windwracked Stars - Elizabeth Bear
9. Betrayal - Aaron Allston
10. Children of the Company - Kage Baker
11. Thinner - Stephen King
12. The Born Queen - Greg Keyes
13. Tiny Deaths - Robert Shearman
14. Camp Concentration - Thomas Disch
15. Move Under Ground - Nick Mamatas
16. Plugged In - Maureen McHugh and L. Timmel Duchamp
17. Territory - Emma Bull
18. Implied Spaces - Walter Jon Williams
110 books on the year. This is significantly less than last year, but that's okay.
Territory is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Interestingly enough, there wasn’t really a bad book in September. Jimmy the Hand was probably the “worst”, but that is only comparative. It’s a decent book for what it is and wouldn’t be considered “worst” in a month where I read anything truly crappy. On the other hand, even in an off month, it would also never be considered the best of anything.
Reviews of Camp Concentration, Plugged In, Territory, and Implied Spaces are forthcoming.
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