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Retrospective: Published and Read in 2013

I hope everyone is enjoying the waning days of 2013. My holiday didn't exactly happen as planned, or at all, but so it goes. I did at least have a chance to watch and thoroughly love Mark Gatiss's new M.R. James: Ghostwriter documentary and adaptation of "The Tractate Middoth." Two thumbs up! And, of course, I caught Matt Smith's tear-inducing departure from Doctor Who. I'll be interested to see what Peter Capaldi does with the role.

It's about time for one of those retrospective posts, isn't it? For my own benefit, if nothing else, here goes.

Here's what I published in 2013.

My 2013 Publications
- “If This Is The (Final) Frontier, Where Are The Natives?” in Star Trek and History edited by Nancy Reagin, 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 edited by Janet B. Croft, McFarland (2013)

- “Sherlock Holmes and Science Fiction,” Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Issue 10 (Winter 2013)

Here's what I read in 2013. My reviews are available here on Goodreads. (Pssst! Looking for what may be the next significant YA dystopian series? I recommend taking a look at Red Rising).

Read/Reread in 2013
Son by Lois Lowry (2012)
"We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick (1966)
"Aye, and Gomorrah..." by Samuel R. Delany (1967)
The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Attempts to Reanimate Dead Tissue, and the Writing of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Roseanne Montillo (2013)
A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain by Michael Paterson (2008)
Seven Against Mars by Martin Berman-Gorvine (2013)
Sherlock Holmes in America edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower (2009)
The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson (1956)
The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
Lord Kelvin's Machine by James P. Blaylock (1985)
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (2012)
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale (2008)
The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity by Russell Roberts (2008)
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddick (2002)
The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin G. Calloway (2007)
Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (2012)
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J.R. Campbell (2010)
Genesis by Bernard Beckett (2005)
"Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (2009)
"Exhalation" by Ted Chaing (2008)
"Movement" by Nancy Fulda (2011)
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1891-1892)
Tecumseh's Bones by Guy St-Denis (2005)
Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1851-1909 by Devon A. Mihesuah (1997)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892-1893)
What Sherlock Holmes Drank: Victorian Drinking Customs by Charles Mills (2009)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1901-1902)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1903-1904)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle (1914-1915)
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins (2013)
The Black Country by Alex Grecian (2013)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester (1998)
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman (2004)
Funny Farm by Mark Teague (2009)
"The Blue Girl: A Short Story of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad" by Alex Grecian (2013)
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle (1908-1917)
A Sherlock Holmes Commentary by D. Martin Dakin (1972)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1921-1927)
The Man Who Was Poe by Avi (1989)
Victorian Britain by Patrick N. Allitt (1999)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)
Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World by H.R.F. Keating (1979)
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (2013)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (1841-1844)
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower (2006)
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)
"The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World" by Harlan Ellison (1967)
Tales of Jack the Ripper edited by Ross E. Lockhart (2013)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1860)
If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young by Kurt Vonnegut (2013)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson (2002)
The Deductive Detective by Brian Rock (2013)
The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker (2008)
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (2013)
Seven for A Secret by Lyndsay Faye (2013)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg (1971)
The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper by James Carnac (2012)
"Click-Clack the Rattlebag" by Neil Gaiman (2012)
The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier (1968)
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (2013)
Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012)
The Eccentric Painter by Steven Ehrman (2013)
Bellman & Black: A Novel by Diane Setterfield (2013)
"Nothing O'Clock" by Neil Gaiman (2013)
Back to Frank Black: A Return to Chris Carter's Millennium edited by Adam Chamberlain and Brian A. Dixon (2012)
Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield (2013)
The Cthulhu Encryption: A Romance of Piracy by Brian M. Stableford (2013)
A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin (2005)
The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (2013)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (ARC of 2014 publication)
Victorian Villainy by Michael Kurland (2013)
"PauseTime" by Mary Soon Lee (2000)

Currently Reading
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown (1799)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds by Manly W. Wellman and Wade Wellman (1975)


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about the lack of holidays. *hugs*
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks. No rest for the wicked, right? ;) Onward and upward!
Dec. 30th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
I read The Incredible Shrinking Man, Brave New World, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde years ago, but they're all timeless, aren't they? I'm in the process of reading Bellman & Black. Not sure how I feel about it right now.

Sorry to hear that your holidays didn't go as planned. But isn't that the way of it sometimes? I think that sort of thing is built into this particular time of year. *g*
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
They are timeless! All of those you listed except The Incredible Shrinking Man were rereads for me, but each time I revisit them, I get something new...

I'll look forward to hearing what you think of Bellman & Black.

I think that sort of thing is built into this particular time of year. *g*

So true! ;)

Edited at 2013-12-31 05:14 pm (UTC)
Jan. 1st, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
I have to admit to being rather disappointed in Bellman & Black. I suppose part of it was the lack of dialogue. There was some, of course, but not much. Certainly not enough for me to make a connection to the characters. And I'd guessed the ending half way through the book.
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
*adds lots of books to To Read list*
Dec. 31st, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yay! :D
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