Thursday, January 01, 2004

2003 Books

I seem to have done this for the past couple of years, which, in today's fast-paced society, I guess qualifies it as being a tradition. So, here we go: a list of the books I read in 2003. (I was going to make the titles into Amazon links so you could go see what they're about if you like, but I was too damned lazy. I'm sure you can go and use the search engine if you're curious.) Anyway, here's the list:

The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Book 2: Ghost Roads by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder
The Gatekeeper Trilogy, Book 3: Sons of Entropy by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King
The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less) edited by John M. Shanahan
To Visit the Queen by Diane Duane
The White Mountains by John Christopher
The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher
The Pool of Fire by John Christopher
Transmetropolitan: Spider's Thrash by Warren Ellis
Lamb by Christopher Moore
The Silent Strength of Stones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Cartoon History of the Universe III by Larry Gonick
Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang
Immodest Proposals by William Tenn
The Action Hero's Handbook by David Borgenicht & Joe Borgenicht
Parallel 59 by Natalie Dellaire & Stephan Cole
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Ciao, America! by Beppe Severgnini
Tricky Business by Dave Barry
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Sins of the Father by Christopher Golden
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
The End of Time by Julian Barbour
Sir Apropos of Nothing by Peter David
All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland
Farscape: The Illustrated Season 2 Companion by Paul Simpson & Ruth Thomas
Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth by C. Ware
World of Ptavvs by Larry Niven
The Shadows of Avalon by Paul Cornell
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Dig Tree by Sarah Murgatroyd
Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groening
The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
The Fall of Yquatine by Nick Walters
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
Doomsday Deck by Diana G. Gallagher
From Hell by Alan Moore
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
Second Contact by Mike Resnick
The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution by C.P. Snow
Willard by Stephen Gilbert
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Time of the Twins by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
War of the Twins by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Transmetropolitan: Dirge by Warren Ellis
Hellfire Nation by James A. Morone
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Cold Streets by P.N. Elrod
Coldheart by Trevor Bexendale
Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
Bill, The Galactic Hero on The Planet of Bottled Brains by Harry Harrison & Robert Sheckley
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Farscape: The Illustrated Season 3 Companion by Paul Simpson & Ruth Thomas
Night Shift by Stephen King
The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh & Robert Weinberg
The Space Age by Steve Lyons
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
The World of Caffeine by Bennet Alan Weinberg & Bonnie K. Bealer
Halloween Rain by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder
Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
Pattern Recognition by Wiliam Gibson
Intuition: Its Powers and Perils by David G. Meyers
Lord Emsworth and Others by P.G. Wodehouse
Liberation by Alan Stevens & Fiona Moore
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Spine-Tingling Spooktacular by Matt Groening, et al.
Resurrecting Ravana by Ray Garton
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Realtime Interrupt by James P. Hogan
The Divine Comedies by Tom Holt
Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson
Vulcan's Heart by Josepha Sherman & Susan Schartz
The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff & Mark Johnson
Changing Planes by Ursual K. LeGuin
The Banquo Legacy by Andy Lane & Justin Richards
The Sandman Companion by Hy Bender
Red Thunder by John Varley
Transmetropolitan: The Cure by Warren Ellis

Which makes a grand total of 94 books. Which, coincidentally, is exactly what it was last year. Hmm, well, I may be reading less than I did in my youth, but at least I'm consistent about it...

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