My 2007 Reading List

I plan to read the Nebula ballot, mostly out of a sense of obligation, but I’ve already read the one I was most interested in. I’m more excited about reading through my own list.

Here are the books released in 2007 that caught my interest when I heard about them. I’ve even managed to read a few of them. Where I can, or where I remember, I have linked to how I heard about each book. Most of them link to interviews with the authors.

Fiction of various flavors
Rollback, by Robert Sawyer (interview)
Ysabel, by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, by Michael Chabon
Halting State, by Charles Stross
The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia
Acacia, by David Durham
Territory, by Emma Bull (interview)
Gospel of the Knife, by Will Shetterly (interview)
The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman (author’s talk)
Spook Country, by William Gibson
Brasyl, by Ian McDonald (review)
Softspoken, by Lucius Shepard
War and Peace, translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky (discussion) and (interview)
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (review)
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, by Brandon Sanderson (review)
The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner (review)

Non-Fiction
A Geography of Oysters, by Rowan Jacobson (interview)
Cosmic Jackpot, by Paul Davies (interview)
Women Travelers, by Alexandria Lapierre (review)
Long Time Leaving, by Roy Blount (review)
When the Crocodile Eats the Sun, by Peter Godwin (review)
Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore (review)
Fallen Founder, by Nancy Isenberg.
American Creation, by Joseph J. Ellis (heard)
FDR, Jean Edward Smith(heard)

Tomorrow: Would you kill one alien to save five?