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Fiction Read During 2010

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In 2010, I read 44 works of fiction, which is about half as many as I read the previous year. My interest continued to be mostly in the Speculative / Science Fiction genre.  Many of these books were my lucky finds at the Alachua County Friends of the Library book sale or one of the local Gainesville book stores, Book Gallery West and Books, Inc.

My two favorite books from my 2010 reading list were Dragons in the Stars and Dragon Riggerboth by Jeffrey A. Carver and take place in Carver's Star Rigger universe.

I enjoyed Birth of Fire by Jerry Pournelle more than Heinlein's Starship Troopers or Haldeman's Forever War.

Scott Westerfeld is one of my new favorite authors.  After reading The Risen Empire and The Killing of Worlds, I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the Succession series.

Potentially offensive to some readers, Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley is notable for its entertainment value, poking fun at heaven and hell, demons, and angels, good and evil.

Cuckoo's Egg by C. J. Cherryh is an excellent "master with student in training" kind of story.

Here is the complete list of books that I read during 2010:

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Kaleidoscope Century by John Barnes
Orbital Resonance by John Barnes
Moving Mars by Greg Bear
Startide Rising by David Brin  [Uplift saga]
The Long Result by John Brunner
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver  [Star Rigger universe]
Dragon Rigger by Jeffrey A. Carver   [Star Rigger universe]
Star Rigger's Way by Jeffrey A. Carver  [Star Rigger universe]
Cuckoo's Egg by C. J. Cherryh
Prey by Michael Crichton
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Nova by Samuel R. Delany
The Morphodite by M. A. Foster
Disposable People by Marshall Goldberg and Kenneth Kay
Deathworld (volumes 1, 2, and 3) by Harry Harrison
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert
Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan
The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
Moonfall by Jack McDevitt
Birth of Fire by Jerry Pournelle
Janissaries by Jerry Pournelle
King David's Spaceship by Jerry Pournelle
Starswarm by Jerry Pournelle
Stardance by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson
Telempath by Spider Robinson
Time Pressure by Spider Robinson
The Golden People by Fred Saberhagen
The First Book of Swords by Fred Saberhagen
Endymion by Dan Simmons
The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
Coils by Roger Zelazny and Fred Saberhagen
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Grass by Sheri Tepper
The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld
The Killing of Worlds by Scott Westerfeld
Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley
Eye of Cat by Roger Zelazny
My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny

 

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