I usually divide my evenings between the computer and a book, interspersed with the occasional fondle-raid on my wife. Here are a few recommended reads from the past year.
- How and Why Lisa’s Dad Got to Be Famous. Michael Allen 2006. Charming short novel about the insanity that is reality TV. Reviewed here.
- Year’s Best SF 11. Ed. Hartwell & Cramer 2006. Excellent science fiction short stories. I particularly liked the contributions by Langford, Gregory, Robson, MacLeod, Rucker, Jarpe, Sterling, McAuley, Chiang, Morton, Reynolds, Haldeman. Reviewed here.
- Voices. Ursula K. LeGuin 2006. A fantasy novel with a coming-of-age theme and a sub-text about the occupation of Iraq. Reviewed here.
- Orsinian Tales. Ursula K. LeGuin 1976. Beautiful short stories, written by an Oregonian dreaming about alt-historical Balkans. A little-known gem in LeGuin’s extensive oeuvre.