Books Read 2020

This year was a year of very long books, often on walks, or drives. In a first, the best piece of literature I “read” was the narrative game Disco Elysium. In extreme contrast, I loved the long, ancient tomes Herodotus’ Histories, and Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron; both great reminders of the universality of humans barely coping through interesting times.

Sword of Destiny – Andrzej Sapkowski
How To Write Science Fiction & Fantasy – Orson Scott Card
To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Riverworld Volume 1 – Phillip José Farmer
Loonshots- Safi Bahcall
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) – Dennis E. Taylor
For We Are Many – Dennis E. Taylor
All These Worlds – Dennis E. Taylor
Invisible Planets – Edited by Ken Liu
Disco Elysium – Studio ZAUM
Mind of my Mind – Octavia Butler
Safe Sex Issue 1-6 – Tina Horn
The Masque of the Red Death – Edgar Allan Poe
Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
World War Z – Max Brooks
The Shambler from the Stars – Robert Bloch
Haunter in the Dark – HP Lovecraft
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
Empire Star – Samuel R. Delany
Babel-17 – Samuel R. Delany
Histories – Herodotus
Attached – Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exhalation – Ted Chiang
Second Variety – Philip K. Dick
Deadhouse Gates – Steven Erikson
Travesties – Tom Stoppard
Symbiosis Theory – Choyeop Kim
Memories of Ice – Steven Erikson
A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr.
Constantinople: City on the Golden Horn – David Jacobs
Octavia Butler – Kindred
The Cartography of Sudden Death – Charlie Jane Anders
Ancestry & Culture: An Alternative to Race in 5e – Eugene Marshall
The Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio
The Rise of Kyoshi – FC Yee
Money Shot Vol. 1 – Tim Seeley & Sarah Beattie
Hench – Natalie Zina Walschots
Peter Watts Is An Angry Sentient Tumor – Peter Watts
How To Have a Good Day – Caroline Webb
Internal Family Systems Therapy, 2nd Ed. – Richard C. Schwartz and Martha Sweezy
Open Earth – Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera, Claudia Aguirre
Divergent Mind – Jenara Nerenberg
Ten Days in a Mad-House – Nelly Bly
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
Fray – Joss Whedon, Karl Moline, Andy Owens
Carmilla – Sheridan Le Fanu
Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu
The Open Society and Its Enemies – Karl Popper
Recursion – Blake Crouch
The Body Keeps The Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk
Dealers of Lightning – Michael Hiltzik