February 26th, 2014

politics

Links I found interesting for 26-02-2014

books

Wednesday reading

Current
Dominion, by C.J. Sansom
Ancillary Justice, by Anne Leckie
The Other Hand (aka Little Bee), by Chris Cleave
The Big Finish Companion v1, by Richard Dinnick

Last books finished
The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
The Unfolding Of Language, by Guy Deutscher

Last week's audios
The Brood of Erys, by Andrew Smith
Current: The Sleeping City, by Ian Potter

Next books
The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman
Sigrid and Gudrun, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Doctor Who - The Paradise of Death, by Barry Letts

Books acquired in last week
Divorcing Jack, by Bateman (2011)
The Prisoner of Brenda, by (Colin) Bateman
How To Train Your Dragon: The Day of the Dreader, by Cressida Cowell
[Doctor Who] Search for the Doctor, by Dave Martin
[Doctor Who] Crisis in Space, by Michael Holt
[Doctor Who] The Garden of Evil, by David Martin
[Doctor Who] Mission to Venus, by William Emms
[Doctor Who] Invasion of the Ormazoids, by Philip Martin
[Doctor Who] Race Against Time. by Pip and Jane Baker

buzz

Nebula short list: GoodReads/LibraryThing stats

The last time there were eight novels on the final ballot was in 2001, when the award was won by The Quantum Rose (Of which I am not a fan).

GoodreadsLibrarything
numberaveragenumberaverage
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman 1024614.022992 4.15
The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker145394.16856 4.25
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler 67933.84385 3.93
Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie21144.01317 4.10
Hild, by Nicola Griffith11613.86206 4.19
A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar924.1762 3.75
Fire with Fire, by Charles E. Gannon794.2221 3.75
The Red: First Light, by Linda Nagata464.0715 4.00

For once, the two sites rank all the books in the same order, though with a significant variation in the relative sizes of the steps between them.