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 2017, 2016, 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
  • Night and Silence, Seanan McGuire
  • Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik
  • The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Seanan McGuire
  • Swordheart, T. Kingfisher
  • Mass Effect: Annihilation, Catherynne M. Valente
  • Tricks for Free, Seanan McGuire
  • Rites and Desires, Amanda Cherry
  • Spanish Mission, K.B. Spangler
  • Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
  • The Labyrinth Index, Charles Stross

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

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

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

  • TBD

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

2018 Series (per Hugo requirements):

  • TODO

2018 Graphic Stories:

  • TODO

Non-2018 works read in 2018:

  • The Sacred Hunt duology, Michelle Sagara West
  • Jade City, Fonda Lee
  • The Dispatcher, John Scalzi
  • The Glass Town Game, Catherynne Valente
  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells
  • Terminal Alliance, Jim Hines
  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty
  • At the Table of Wolves, Kay Kenyon
  • Barbary Station, R.E. Stearns
  • \”The Greatest One-Star Restaurant in the Whole Quadrant\”, Rachael K. Jones
  • \”Utopia, LOL?\”, Jamie Wahls
  • \”The Heart\’s Cartography\”, Susan Jane Bigelow
  • \”Remote Presence\”, Susan Palwick
  • \”The Worshipful Society of Glovers\”, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • \”The Secret Life of Bots\”, Suzanne Palmer
  • \”Three May Keep A Secret\”, Carlie St. George
  • Binti, Nnedi Okorafor
  • Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Escapement of Blackledge, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • River of Teeth, Sarah Gailey
  • The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang
  • \”And Then There Were (N-One)\”, Sarah Pinsker
  • New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Provenance, Ann Leckie
  • A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan
  • The Tropic of Serpents, Marie Brennan
  • The Voyage of the Basilisk, Marie Brennan
  • Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee
  • Raven Strategem, Yoon Ha Lee
  • Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee
  • \”Extracurricular Activities\”, Yoon Ha Lee
  • \”Wind Will Rove\”, Sarah Pinsker
  • \”The Secret Life of Bots\”, Suzanne Palmer
  • \”A Series of Steaks\”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • \”Children of Thorns, Children of Water\”, Aliette de Bodard
  • \”Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time\”, K.M. Szpara
  • \”Fandom for Robots\”, Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • \”Sun, Moon, Dust\”, Ursula Vernon
  • \”Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experienceâ„¢\”, Rebecca Roanhorse
  • \”Carnival Nine\”, Caroline M. Yoachim
  • \”Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand\”, Fran Wilde
  • \”The Martian Obelisk\”, Linda Nagata
  • Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire
  • A Local Habitation, Seanan McGuire
  • An Artificial Night, Seanan McGuire
  • Late Eclipses, Seanan McGuire
  • One Salt Sea, Seanan McGuire
  • Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire
  • Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire
  • The Winter Long, Seanan McGuire
  • A Red-Rose Chain, Seanan McGuire
  • Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire
  • The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire
  • The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross
  • The Jennifer Morgue, Charles Stross
  • The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross
  • The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross
  • The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross
  • The Annihilation Score, Charles Stross
  • The Nightmare Stacks, Charles Stross
  • The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross
  • Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens, Chuck Wendig


#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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