2011 Books

I read 49 books in 2011, up from 35 last year. I credit spending more time travelling and reading shorter books. The high number of Poul Anderson books is partly from going through my father-in-law’s stash of trashy old SF books.

Under the Black Flag: the Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates, David Cordingly

A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge

Brain Wave, Poul Anderson

Missile Gap, Charles Stross

Soon I Will Be Invincible, Austin Grossman

A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, adn Disease, Gary Taubes

House of Suns, Alastair Reynolds

War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage, Lawrence H. Kelley

Priceless: the Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), William Poundstone

Skinwalkers, Tony Hillerman

The Milagro Beanfield War, John Nichols

Heavy Time, C.J. Cherryh

Hellburner, C.J. Cherryh

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Stephen E. Ambrose

Pushing Ice, Alastair Reynolds

"…and their memory was a bitter tree…": Queen of the Black Coast and Others, Robert E. Howard

The Peace War, Vernor Vinge

The Half-Made World, Felix Gilman

The Witling, Vernor Vinge

The Big Time, Friz Leiber

Gateway, Frederik Pohl

Flandry of Terra, Poul Anderson

Ensign Flandry, Poul Anderson

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon

Agent of the Terran Empire, Poul Anderson

True Grit, Charles Portis

The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill

Is Paris Burning, Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

One of Ours, Willa Cather

The Broken Sword, Poul Anderson

Altered Carbon, Richard K. organ

The Snow Queen, Joan D. Vinge

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II, Mitchell Zuckoff

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food, Jennifer 8. Lee

Broken Angels, Richard K. Morgan

Woken Furies, Richard K. Morgan

Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress

Imperium, Robert Harris

The Summer Queen, Joan D. Vinge

Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck

Accelerando, Charles Stross

The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot, Richard Wiseman