Cold Iron & Rowan-Wood

January 2, 2010

At the end of the year

Filed under: meta — Tags: — Sam @ 2:31 pm

I started blogging here in the middle of May, and since then I’ve made 58 posts, 26 of which were about books which were new to me. I haven’t written about everything I’ve read, by a long way; I haven’t even written about everything SF-related I’ve read, if I couldn’t find anything I particularly wanted to say, or couldn’t get my thoughts into a suitably coherent order. Now I look back on it, 26 new-and-interesting books over 30ish weeks isn’t nearly enough; I shall have to do much better next year.

The prize for 2009 (this is “out of my 2009 reading”, of course, not “published in 2009″) goes to The Dazzle of Day, by Molly Gloss, while Unnatural History, by Jonathan Green strolls off, nearly unchallenged, with the wooden spoon. Both of those will be a tough contender for any future challengers, but I’m confident we’ll see some.

So where do I see SF going in 2010? – basically, I think that’s a meaningless question. We’ll see more of everything we had this year, and some other things, and the one safe prediction I’ll allow myself is that something new and interesting will happen.

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