March 6th, 2020


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June 2005 books

No Crisis Group publications in June 2005, though I did get quoted in the Financial Times again, and just the one trip, to Belfast to speak at a conference. And B had her eighth birthday.

Her birthday was also the day of the last episode of the first series of New Who. Did I mention that I met Christopher Eccleston last month?

Young F took the first steps towards freedom of movement:

And I did my traditional big review of the Hugo written fiction nominees.

Books I read in June 2005 (not that many):

Non-fiction 2 (YTD 21)
The Best of Xero, by Pat and Dick Lupoff
With Stars In My Eyes: My Adventures in British Fandom, by Peter Weston

Non-genre fiction 1 (YTD 2)
The Trial, by Franz Kafka

SF 4 (YTD 36)
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, ed. Gardner Dozois
The Assassin's Edge, by Juliet E. McKenna
The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe
The Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe

2,400 pages (YTD 22,700)
2/7 by women (YTD 16/63)
None by PoC

These are all good books, though I don't rave about Gene Wolfe to the extent that others do. If I have to pick one as my favourite of the month, it's Gardner Dozois' Best of the Best, which you can get here.