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Wrapping Up 2012

Happy birthday to i_llbedammned and internet_sampo, and happy early birthday to pambachorz, cyloran, and mamomo! May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day!

'Tis time for my end-of-the-year wrap-up post, more for my benefit than anything else. Please excuse the navel-gazing!



Works I Read in 2012
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (1998)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (1999)
Time for Sherlock Holmes by David Dvorkin (1983)
The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, The Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases by E.J. Wagner (2006)
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (2011)
The Thames Horror and Other Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Barbara Roden (2011)
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Innsmouth Whaler by Christian Klaver (2010)
Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula: The Adventure of the Solitary Grave by Christian Klaver (2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (2005)
Antislavery Political Writings, 1833-1860: A Reader by C. Bradley Thompson (2003)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)
House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (1968)
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman (2011)
Sherlock Holmes: The Way Of All Flesh by Daniel Ward (2004)
Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac (2001)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (2007)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2009)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2010)
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1855)
The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon (2004)
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (2011)
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle (1963)
"A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman (short story, 2003)
"The Rust Islands" by Storm Constantine (short story, 1997)
The Bird Cage by Kate Wilhelm (novella, 2011)
1.4 by Mike A. Lancaster (2012)
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr (2010)
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien (1974)
"The Case of Death and Honey" by Neil Gaiman (2011)
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny (1993)
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (1976)
Stories of King Arthur's Knights Told to the Children by Mary MacGregor (1906)
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg (1995)
The Yard by Alex Grecian (2012)
Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter (1986)
Science Fiction: The Literature Of The Technological Imagination by Eric S. Rabkin (1999)
From Here To Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature by Michael C. Drout (2006)
In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery by Annette Kolodny (2012)
"The Witch of Dedham" by D.B. Jackson (2012)
Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders by Barry Day (2000)
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (1897)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
"Mellonta Tauta" by Edgar Allan Poe (1859)
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper by Philip Sugden (1995)
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1913)
The Marvellous Land of Snergs by E.A. Wyke-Smith (1927)
"The Diamond Lens" by Fitz-James O'Brien (1858)
A History of Native America by Ned Blackhawk (2010)
The Gate to Women's Country by Sherri S. Tepper (1993)
Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1844)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders by Barry Day (1997)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (2012)
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell (1938)
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (1912)
The Frozen Sky by Jeff Carlson (2012)
Vintage Season by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner (1946)
Dune by Frank Herbert (1965)
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Lustrous Pearl by Christian Klaver (2012)
"Fondly Fahrenheit" by Alfred Bester (1954)
"Usher II" (originally "Carnival of Madness") by Ray Bradbury (1950)
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek (1944)
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (1824)
Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect by Robert House (2010)
Jack the Ripper: Crime Scene Investigation by Paul Begg and John Bennett (2012)
The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West: Recovering the Lost Tradition of Europe
by Michael D.C. Drout (2012)
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr (2005)
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (1953)
The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett (1955)
Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez (2012)
The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Douglas A. Anderson (1937/1990)

What I'm Currently Reading
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes, edited by J.R. Campbell (2010)




Articles Published in 2012
* “Deadly Colonialist Fables: What Dueling Origin Myths from the 19th Century Tell Us about Ourselves,” Reason (December 2012)
* Stranger in a Familiar Land,” Cato Unbound (July 9, 2012)

Essays Written in 2012 and Accepted for 2013 Publication
* “Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction,” Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Issue 10 (Spring 2013)
* “If This Is The (Final) Frontier, Where Are The Natives?” in Star Trek and History, Nancy Reagin, ed., Wiley Blackwell, 2013
* “From Both Sides Now: Lois McMaster Bujold and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon,” in Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Janet B. Croft, ed., McFarland, 2013




Voice Work Produced in 2012
* Complete novel narration of The Frozen Sky by Jeff Carlson
* Unabridged dramatic reading of "Topsider" by Jeff Carlson
for StarShipSofa: Aural Delights Number 268 (December)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of “After the Ape” by Stephen Volk
for Tales To Terrify, Episode 26 (July)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of The Bird Cage, Part 2 by Kate Wilhelm
for StarShipSofa: Aural Delights Number 243 (June)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of The Bird Cage, Part 1 by Kate Wilhelm
for StarShipSofa: Aural Delights Number 242 (June)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of “Jewels in the Dust” by Peter Crowther
for Tales To Terrify, Episode 15 (April)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of “The Rust Islands” by Storm Constantine
for StarShipSofa: Aural Delights Number 239 (May)
* Unabridged dramatic reading of “Payback” by P.D. Cacek
for Tales To Terrify, Episode 7 (February)




YouTube Videos Released in 2012
* The Trail of Tears: They Knew It Was Wrong
* Protest Against the Trail of Tears
* Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
* The Expulsion of the Acadians
* Andrew Jackson: The First Imperial President


Virginia hopes everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday season! WITH TREATS!

Virginia

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
syredronning
Dec. 28th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your successful year <3

And many cookies for Virginia :)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 15th, 2013 01:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Virginia thanks you, too. :D
dodger_winslow
Dec. 28th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Given your Ripper heavy reading list, have you ever read "The Ripper Code" by Thomas Toughill? Fascinating stuff. And one that, by the end of the book, convinced me Toughill's thesis (that Jack the Ripper was an artist friend of Oscar Wilde), coupled with the evidence he provides in support of it, is far more likely right than any other I've heard.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 15th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I haven't read that one! *marks it down* Thanks a million for the rec! *high fives*

I LOVE your icon.
dodger_winslow
Jan. 18th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
One of my favorite icons, too. :)
cookiefleck
Dec. 29th, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
Virginia gives great tongue!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 15th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! So very, very true. Early and often. :D
gilda_elise
Dec. 29th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
The holidays are always better with treats. :-)

I've often thought of keeping of list of books read through the year, but never seem to manage it. Maybe I'll try again. There were several on yours I've read over the years—Planet of the Apes, Dune, Who Goes There—but many I haven't, like the Harry Potter set. One of these days.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 15th, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
I've loved using Goodreads to help me keep up with my reading (and get excellent recommendations, too). I was skeptical about the site and its usefulness at first, but I've come to love it.

I adore your icon! :D So true, so true...
nakeisha
Dec. 29th, 2012 11:17 am (UTC)
You've had a very successful year - many congratulations.

*Pets Virginia*

Lacey sends oodles of good wishes and tail wags to her friend Virginia*
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 25th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much!

Virginia and I send lots of love and cuddles back to Lacey!
ankh_hpl
Jan. 23rd, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Finally got to hear "Jewels in the Dust" this morning. It is NOT NICE to make people cry on the treadmill! Gorgeous work, here. (Sniff.)
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 25th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much for listening! It means a lot to hear that you found it to be moving. Wasn't that an amazing story? It's the first time that I know of that an author asked Tony for the chance to hear the narration before giving it the green light; once I realized what a personal story it was, I understood completely. I actually had to stop and get a grip on myself before I could complete it. The only other time I cried while recording a narration was "Bridesicle," and I kept reading then even as the tears fell. But for this, I had to take a break!

I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to listen and letting me know your reaction. I appreciate it so much!
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