2019 reviews

For 2019, following the pattern of the last few years, I am not dividing books into separate category lists, but each review line will have a tag or two indicating what kind of book it is (and whether listened to as audiobook rather than read as kindle/paperback).

  • Recursion (4*)… Science fiction
  • Illustrated Gnome News (5*)… Steampunk/fantasy
  • Path of the Storm (4*)… Modern Naval fiction
  • This is Your Brain on Music (5*)… Non-fiction
  • Valhalla Station (4*)… Science fiction
  • The Chill (4*)… Detective
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (5*)… Science fiction
  • The Claw of the Conciliator (4*)… Science fiction /fantasy
  • Worlds Enough and Time (4*)… Science fiction
  • Worlds Apart (5*)… Science fiction
  • The Immortal Yew (5*)… Non-fiction
  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (4*)… Fantasy
  • The Land God Gave to Cain (4*)… Thriller
  • Aurona (4*)… Science fiction/Young adult
  • The Shadow of the Torturer (4*)… Science fiction /fantasy
  • Hiero’s Journey (5*)… Science fiction /fantasy
  • The Lensman series – Galactic Patrol, Grey Lensman, Second Stage Lensmen, Children of the Lens (4*)… Science fiction
  • The Hemingway Hoax – audiobook (4*)… Science fiction
  • Speaker for the Dead – audiobook (4*)… Science fiction
  • The Riddle of the Sands (4*)… Thriller
  • The Prophecy of Apollo (5*)… Young Adult historical fantasy
  • The Hidden Life of Trees (4*)… Non-fiction
  • Whipping Star – audiobook (4*)… Science fiction
  • The Tombs of Atuan (5*)… Fantasy
  • A Scanner Darkly – audiobook (4*)… Science fiction
  • Worlds (4*)… Science fiction
  • Prisoners of Geography (4*)… Non-fiction
  • The Scribe’s Daughter (5*)… Fantasy
  • Dark Orbit (5*)… Science fiction
  • Heavy Planet (4*)… Science fiction
  • Suldrun’s Garden (4*)… Fantasy

Writing, both historical and speculative