This year I’ve made my way through seventeen-ish books, ranging from “meh” to “totally awesome!” Here’s my reading year in review.
As we’re getting closer to the end of 2018, I’m also getting closer to the last page of my A Book A Month project’s December book. Columbus Day by Craig Alanson has been a somewhat rocky ride. But as it looks right now, it’s a book I’d be happy to recommend to any fan of the saving-Earth-from-technologically-superior-aliens-genre.
Science fiction and various related sub-genres have, not surprisingly, been the prominent topic of most of the books I’ve read this year. I’ve also spiced everything up a little with books that cover both science fiction and gaming, which is another favorite past time of mine: Phoenix Point: The Briefing is a collection of stories which help establish the setting and narrative themes of Phoenix Point. Available around summer next year, Phoenix Point is a strategy game with turn-based tactics combat. The game is designed by Julian Gollop, who designed the original X-COM series back in the days. That’s a recipe for success, if I every saw one.
But I digress. This post isn’t about potentially genius computer games, it’s about books.Read more