Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New


New Kindle - hurrah! I've added my "desert island" authors, the complete Mary Shelley, Brontë sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, and much of J.R.R. Tolkien, so it already feels like "home." LOL!

Happy birthday to mamomo, and best wishes for many happy returns of the day!

Thanks to all of you for your friendship throughout this past year. Best wishes to you for a very merry New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2012!


And now for a last look back on 2011...



What I Published in 2011

"In Search of Fringe's Literary Ancestors"
in Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips and Mad Scientists
Kevin R. Grazier, ed., Smart Pop Books

"‘Just Get Us a Little Further’: Liberty and the Frontier in Firefly and Serenity"
in The Philosophy of Joss Whedon
Dean Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider, eds., University Press of Kentucky

"Reimagining ‘Magic City’: How the Casts Mythologize Tulsa"
in Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore, and Religion in the P.C. and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series
P.C. Cast, ed., Smart Pop Books

"Top Ten ‘Must Read’ Time Travel Works"
in StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3
Tony C. Smith, ed., StarShipSofa

"H.P. Lovecraft and the Imaginative Tale," Part 1 and Part 2 in Revolution Science Fiction (August)


Works Written in 2011 to be Published in 2012

"If This Is The (Final) Frontier, Where Are The Natives?"
in Star Trek and History
Nancy Reagin, ed., Wiley Blackwell

"Native America and the Prisoner's Dilemma"
in The Enterpri$er (Month TBD)

The Demon of Brockenheim; or The Enchanted Ring by Anonymous (1877)
(Edited, Annotated, and Introduced by Yours Truly), Udolpho Books


Proposal Accepted, to be Written and Published in 2012

"From Both Sides Now: Lois McMaster Bujold and the Fan Fiction Phenomenon"
in Forward Momentum: The Science Fiction and Fantasy of Lois McMaster Bujold
Janet B. Croft, ed., McFarland




First, a disclaimer: Since a great deal of my reading consists of articles, essays, lone book chapters, and short stories, this list of books and novellas doesn't exactly reflect my reading habits as a whole. It's also a shorter list than usual, because I didn't count the weeks I spent reading through the original Herodotus and Thucydides, as I didn't read the works cover-to-cover in order. So it goes.

Second, a link: Last summer I joined Goodreads, and I've left a review of each book I've read since then there.

What I Read in 2011

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (1914-1915)
Awakened by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2011)
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle (1908-1917)
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (2011)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1921-1927)
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1818)
Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories by John Taylor (2010)
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye (2009)
Frankenstein, Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley by Nick Dear (2011)
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin (1978)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (2011)
The Seven-Percent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer (1974)
The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer (1976)
Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell (2011)
The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson by Nicholas Meyer (1995)
The Adventure of the Elusive Emeralds (novella in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #4) by Carla Coupe (2010)
The White Mountains by John Christopher (1967)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
Jack the Ripper by Mark Whitehead and Miriam Rivett (2006)
The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B. Hanna (1992)
The Mycroft Memoranda by Ray Walsh (1985)
Lestrade and the Ripper by M.J. Trow (1999)
Someone Cry for the Children: The Unsolved Girl Scout Murders of Oklahoma and the Case of Gene Leroy Hart by Michael and Dick Wilkerson (1981)
Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (2011)
The Demon of Brockenheim; or, The Enchanted Ring by Anonymous (1877)
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes edited by John Joseph Adams (2009)
Herodotus: The Father of History by Elizabeth Vandiver (2002)
Greek and Persian Wars by John R. Hale (2008)
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders by Barry Day (2001)
0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster (2011)
Blood Red Road by Moira Young (2011)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (1848)
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz (2011)
Destined by P.C. and Kristin Cast (2011)
Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders by Barry Day (2002)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (1980)
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel Stashower (1999)
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch (2011)
The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier (2011)

Currently Reading

Sherlock Holmes in Orbit edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg (1995)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)



Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out, Wild Bells"
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