Books of 2007

Here, ordered roughly by how much I enjoyed them, are the books released in 2007 that caught my interest. As I read them, I will link to my notes. Where I can, or where I remember, I have linked to how I heard about each one. Especially for the non-fiction, the interview will give you the gist of the book.

Fiction of various flavors:

Read so far
The New Moon’s Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson Nebula Nominee, Locus recommended reading
Halting State, by Charles Stross Hugo Nominee, Locus recommended reading
(author’s talk) The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman Nebula Nominee, Locus recommended reading
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, by Michael Chabon Nebula, Locus Award, and Hugo winner
The Neddiad, by Daniel Pinkwater
(interview) Territory, by Emma Bull Locus recommended reading, World Fantasy Award Nominee
The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia Locus recommended reading
Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin Nebula Winner
The Exchange, by Graham Joyce
Gentlemen of The Road, by Michael Chabon
(review) Brasyl, by Ian McDonald Hugo and Nebula Nominee, Locus recommended reading
Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell Nebula Nominee
Ysabel, by Guy Gavriel Kay Locus recommended reading, World Fantasy Award Winner
The Last Colony, by John Scalzi Hugo Nominee
Odyssey, by Jack McDevitt Nebula Nominee
author’s talk Bright of the Sky, by Kay Kenyon
author’s talk softspoken, by Lucius Shepard Locus recommended reading
(interview) Rollback, by Robert Sawyer Hugo Nominee
Won’t be read
Acacia, by David Durham
(review) Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, by Brandon Sanderson
(review) Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
(interview) The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie National Book Award Winner
(discussion) and (interview) War and Peace, translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky
(author’s website) Axis, by Robert Charles Wilson
(interview) Gospel of the Knife, by Will Shetterly World Fantasy Award Nominee
Spook Country, by William Gibson Locus recommended reading
(review) The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner


Read so far
(interview) Cosmic Jackpot, by Paul Davies
God: The Failed Hypothesis, by Victor J. Stenger
(heard) American Creation, by Joseph J. Ellis
(interview) A Geography of Oysters, by Rowan Jacobson
Where’s My Jetpack?: a guide to the amazing science fiction future that never arrived, by Daniel H. Wilson
segment on To The Best of Our Knowledge Creating a World Without Poverty, by Muhammed Junus
Won’t be read
(heard) FDR, by Jean Edward Smith
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, by Sharon Begley
(review) Long Time Leaving, by Roy Blount
(review) Young Stalin, by Simon Sebag Montefiore
(review) Women Travelers, by Alexandria Lapierre
(review) When the Crocodile Eats the Sun, by Peter Godwin
Fallen Founder, by Nancy Isenberg