2018 Reading List

Everything I read in 2018, with 2018-published works separated out and bolded if I’m considering nominating them for Hugos.  See 20172016, and 2015 lists.  (As usual, there are plenty of works that I enjoyed quite a bit but am unlikely to nominate; don’t take the lack of bolding as an indication that I didn’t like it!)

2018 Novels (at least 40,000 words):

  • The Wonder Engine, T. Kingfisher
  • Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente
  • Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee
  • Ruin of Angels, Max Gladstone
  • Tricks for Free, Seanan McGuire
  • Rites and Desires, Amanda Cherry

2018 Novellas (17,500 to 40,000 words):

  • Beneath the Sugar Sky, Seanan McGuire
  • The Armored Saint, Myke Cole
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor
  • Artificial Condition, Martha Wells
  • The Flowers of Vashnoi, Lois McMaster Bujold

2018 Novelettes (7,500 to 17,500 words):

  • TBD

2018 Short Stories (less than 7,500 words):

Non-2018 works read in 2018:


#1 Richard on 01.18.18 at 6:24 pm

Glad to see you’re still around!

I liked Sacred Hunt well enough, but I felt Hunter’s Death dragged a bit. It just wasn’t as tightly-written as Hunter’s Oath.

#2 Chris Battey on 02.03.18 at 7:32 pm

Yeah, I’m hoping to get into more regular book-blogging again this year. I have a list of books I want to write about, it’s just a matter of finding the time in between sick kids and work and everything else…

I agree with you about Hunter’s Death, especially the way the climax felt like three separate conclusions stacked unevenly on each other, rather than one big event that wrapped everything up. But these were the first two books in her career, and while I liked them pretty well, the Sun Sword series was so much better.

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