Jan. 5th, 2012

hawkwing_lb: (CM JJ What you had to do)
I hear on the interwebs that Hugo nominations have opened. I'm not a voter, but I guess this is as good a time as any to recap the books I found best in 2011?*


1. Jo Walton, Among Others.

2. Elizabeth Bear, The Sea Thy Mistress.

3. Delia Sherman, The Freedom Maze.

4. Chris Wooding, The Iron Jackal - Reviewed at Tor.

5. Elizabeth Bear, Grail - Reviwed at Tor.

6. Daniel Fox, Hidden Cities - Reviewed at Ideo.

7. Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho - Reviewed at Ideo.


While the fiction was all published in 2011, the nonfiction - well, wasn't.

1. Tim Macintosh-Smith, Travels With A Tangerine: A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah.

2. Tim Macintosh-Smith, Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land.

3. David Brewer, The Greek War of Independence.

4. Jean Froissart, Chronicles. Translated by Geoffrey Brereton.

5. Ciarán Carson, The Táin: A New Translation of the Táin Bó Cuailgne.

6. Usama ibn Munqidh, The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades.

7. Tim Macintosh-Smith, Landfalls.

Today I have written much of a Funding Application of DOOM. And a review. Eleven or twelve hours of consistent work, with only a couple of short breaks. My brain, it is scraped quite clean.

And tomorrow, I must finish the FAoD. Onwards! Death or glory!

*I meant to do it before the New Year. But I got... distracted.


Jan. 5th, 2012 08:18 pm
hawkwing_lb: (CM JJ What you had to do)
Funding Application of DOOM is drafted and sent to supervisor.

All 2,600 words of pain and 22.5 hours of work of it.

I go make the thud and play videogames for a while now.


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