First 2008 haul

I just got my first Powell's order of 2008. There are so many wonderful books out there that I want to read and so little time to read!

Elizabeth Bear -- Dust (sff)
Phil Co -- Level Design for Games (non-fiction)
Leslie R. Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant -- Forces for Good (non-fiction)
Jack McDevitt -- A Talent for War (sff)
Jack McDevitt -- Polaris (sff)
Toni Morrison -- Playing in the Dark (non-fiction)
Graham Robb -- The Discovery of France (non-fiction)
Felix Salten -- Bambi's Children (mainstream)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb -- The Black Swan (non-fiction)
Bill Willingham, et al. -- Fables: Legends in Exile (graphic novel)

The Jack McDevitt books are earlier in the same series as Seeker, which won the Nebula last year. I should finally read that to get back to 100% on the Nebula winners.

I'm finding lots of interesting non-fiction lately, which I'm very happy about, although it's making it harder to keep up with new SF. I still need to read MacLeod's The Execution Channel, since I expect it to be one of the Hugo nominees. But next, after the books I'm reading now, is Dust, which I've been eagerly awaiting all year.

Posted: 2008-01-15 19:48 — Why no comments?

Ooh, Fables! It is, in fact, quite excellent...but the first book doesn't necessarily make that obvious. Be warned.

Posted by Tim Skirvin at 2008-01-15 22:20

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