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New Year, New Scifi book reading frenzy

Happy New Year! 2018 sounds pretty futuristic. Next year is original Blade Runner’s year, we are already further in the future than Marty McFly has ever been, and we have gone beyond the first two Arthur C Clarke books about monoliths that will help us evolve and be more intelligence (which sadly never came true – we could really use a monolith).

I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I have made a couple. One is to write more – both here and fiction. So get ready for some serious self-promotion later in the year. Another is to read a lot more. I used to read a book a week but I think a book a fortnight is more doable these days (that’s 2 weeks). I am busier and books seem a lot longer these days.

Most of these are old books but on my kindle to be read next are:

A lot of Peter F Hamilton. I feel ashamed but I haven’t read anything by him and there was a sale on Kindle where I got half a dozen books.

A backlog of Analog and Asimov magazines. I have a subscription to both and they mount up really quickly.

The most recent books by James SA Corey, Blake Crouch and Andy Weir.

The Mortal Engines books.

And a ton of new ones by people I have never read. Such as:

Emma Newman

Simon Winstanley

Lois McMaster Bujold

Evan Currie

VE Schwab

And lots, lots more. This is in addition to the piles of books around my flat. Oh, and my wife got me the latest Ken Follet hardback book, which isn’t science fiction but is bloody long and I can’t wait to read it. I also need to squeeze in quite a lot of Netflix. Busy times!

I hope your new year is similarly full of scifi goodness. I had better go and start reading now.