Janet Kagan's Opinionated, 2004

Now that I'm able to read again, I've been doing some catching up. Here are some books I've been thrusting at friends and recommending in restaurants and in phone calls and in e-mails. The list is in no particular order and it's by no means complete.

These are just the books that are currently stacked on the floor in my office, so I can love them a bit longer for the looking at them. Since I had to stash a bunch downstairs for the floorspace, I'll add some more later.

These are keepers.

Fiction - New to Me

  • Ill Wind (Weather Warden, Book One), by Rachel Caine; Roc Books, pb, Dec 03
  • The Dragons of the Cuyahoga, by S. Andrew Swann; DAW Books, pb, Oct 01
  • The Jane Austin Book Club, A Novel, by Karen Joy Fowler; G.P. Putnam's Sons, hc, (date unknown)
  • Camouflage, by Joe Haldeman; Ace Books, hc, Aug 04
  • A Sorcerer's Treason (A Novel of Isavalta), by Sarah Zettel; Tor Fantasy, pb, Apr 02
  • Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls, by Matt Ruff: HarperCollins Perennial, tpb, 03
  • City of Pearl, by Karen Traviss; HarperCollins EOS, pb, Mar 04
  • Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, hc, date unknown
  • Things Invisible To See, by Nancy Willard; Bantam Spectra, pb, '86
  • Fudoki, by Kij Johnson; Tor Books, hc, Oct 03
  • The Lost Steersman, by Rosemary Kirstein; Ballentine Del Rey, tpb, Sept 03
  • Bones of the Earth, by Michael Swanwick; HarperCollins EOS, Mar 02
  • The Philosophical Strangler, by Eric Flint; Baen Books, pb, Mar 02
  • Fitcher's Brides, by Gregory Frost; Tor Books, hc, Dec 02

Fiction - Reread

  • American Hero: A Novel, Larry Beinhart; Pantheon, hc, 1993
  • Cats in Cyberspace, Beth Hilgartner; Meisha Merlin Publishing, tpb, Sept 01


  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King; Scribner, hc, 00
  • The Emperor of Scent, by Chandler Burr; Random House, hc, 02
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach; Norton, tpb, 03
  • Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, by Richard A.Clarke; Free Press, hc, 04
  • A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis, by David M. Friedman; Free Press, hc, 01

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