About a year ago I posted a list of authors I wanted to catch up with. I read quite a few books last year, but how did I do with this list?

In the Company of OthersJulie E. Czerneda — I read the Trade Pact Universe trilogy last year, and I’m about half-way through the stand-alone novel, In the Company of Others, which means I’ve read just over half her novels. That leaves the Web Shifters trilogy and the two books so far of Stratification.

RollbackRobert J. Sawyer — since last year I’ve only read two of his books: Rollback and Flashforward (reviewed here). Though I made a point of attending his panel at Comic-Con International in July.

Robert Charles Wilson — Somehow managed not to read anything of his last year.

The Hounds of AshGreg Keyes — Re-read the first three books of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, then read the final volume, The Born Queen, after it was released. Received The Hounds of Ash for Christmas, a collection of short stories set in the same universe as The Waterborn and Blackgod, and I got two stories in before I decided I wanted to re-read the novels.

The Graveyard BookNeil Gaiman — I read The Graveyard Book when it came out last fall (thanks to my brother for sending a signed copy from the SF reading!), but I can’t think of anything else (other than his blog) that I’ve read during the past year.

Other authors/titles I’ve read over the past year: Connie Willis (Bellwether), Robert Asprin (several Myth Adventures books), Naomi Novik (Fifth Temeraire novel, Victory of Eagles), Larry Niven (entire Ringworld series), George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones, sorry, not a fan), JMS (various B5 scriptbooks). Soon I Will Be Invincible (reviewed), Gateway, Night in Times Past, The Flash Companion, plus bunches of comics and tons of stuff online.

3 thoughts on “Author Catch-Up Revisited

  1. As for Gaiman, Marti recommends ‘Anansi Boys’ if you haven’t already read it. It’s on my list right now behind trying to finish up the Dresden Files books before we head out to DuckCon in Chicago this summer. 🙂 And now that I peek at it, looks like I’ll have to read ‘American Gods’ first too. Ahhh, package dependencies!

  2. Anansi Boys is good. Actually, you shouldn’t feel obligated to read American Gods first — they take place in the same universe, but they’re entirely separate stories. And very different styles of stories, as well.

  3. Graveyard Book is a delightful mix of fantasy and mystery that will entertain readers of all ages. There are moments that are scary enough to make you rethink about your decision to read it at night hehe

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