A Little Song
A Little Dance
A Little Seltzer
Down Your Pants
And apologies for last year’s comment-less display
Here is the annotated list of books that I read this past year.
Peter Clines – 14
Combination Sci-Fi and Horror, about an LA apartment building that’s also a machine built by Tesla, sealing a rift into a world of monsters and demons.
Jennifer Macaire – A Crown In Time – A Remedy In Time
Murray Leinster – A Thousand Degrees Below Zero
Previously unread, vintage Sci-Fi. 1909’s version of Mister Freeze
A candidate for Published before I was born.
Lawrence Krauss – A Universe From Nothing
A book from an astrophysicist which shows how the Universe may have come into existence without a God – but with an unfortunate, poorly chosen title which seems to show Christian Apologists to be right.
Lee Child – Better Off Dead
Child continues to pump out wildly successful Jack Reacher books each year.
Gregg Hurwitz – Dark Horse – Into The Fire – Prodigal Son
Guns and knives and explosives – just some quiet, peaceful men’s-action reading to pass the time.
Mike Maden – Tom Clancy’s Firing Point
Tom Clancy may be dead, but the franchise lives on with hero, Jack Ryan Jr.
Scott Gier – In The Shadow Of The Moon
Good, contemporary Sci-Fi.
Andrew Grant – Invisible – Too Close To Home
Andrew Grant – also known as Andrew Child – takes older brother Lee Child’s story framework, and inserts his own do-gooder, social justice warrior, working as a janitor in a courthouse. Interesting concept, and the quality is about as good.
James S. A. Corey – Leviathan Falls
Finally, the end of a massive series! It’s been a ride.
Nicole Gallande – Master Of The Revels
Time travel from a woman’s point of view. Like the Terminator movies – you arrive naked.
Mark Greaney – Mission Critical
When, like Mike Maden, he isn’t writing for Tom Clancy, he free-lances novels under his own name.
William Gibson – Neuromancer
Prophetic book from 1986, showing the birth of the Internet, and hacking.
Steve Perry – Past Prologue
Social, political, and religious reasons for action and adventure around the world.
Mark Cameron – Tom Clancy’s Shadow Of The Dragon
They’d be just another excuse to get you to buy a book – if they weren’t so damned enjoyable.
Crawford Kilian – The Fall Of The Republic
Modern time-travel Sci-Fi.
Fritz Leiber – The Big Time
A re-read. 1950’s time-travel Sci-Fi. There seems to be a theme here.
Nick Petrie – The Breaker – The Wild One
A war-vet hero, with PTSD and claustrophobia. It’s hard to run into the burning building to save a kid.
K. D. Wentworth/Eric Flint – The Course Of Empire – The Crucible Of Empire
Steve Berry – The Malta Exchange – The Warsaw Protocol
Urban fantasy/adventure – if you can fantasize being able to afford to go to Malta or Warsaw for adventure.
Gregg Loomis – The Poison Secret
The secret is, it was an enjoyable way to pass the time.
Raymond Khoury – The Sanctuary – the Sign
The Sign was interesting. Trying to use a giant hologram to brainwash and control society.
D. J. Harrison – The Secret Of The Scroll
Alternate Christian history – how The Church really began.
Allen Appel –Time After Time
Time travel by believing hard enough, and wishing yourself back into history.
Tom Hammond – What Time Is Purple
See my book review, if you haven’t already.
A Bit Of Orange – Answering Atheism – Proof Of God
As above, See my book review
Thanx for helping me renew my library card.