My January Reads, 2014

Book StackAs I mentioned in this post, I have a few reading goals I’d like to accomplish this year. The goal most relevant to my Monthly Reads posts is reading more short fiction. Specifically I want to average at least one short story per day during 2014. That may seem like a lot to some people, but rest assured that I have more than enough anthologies, collections, magazines, and web sites to provides quite a few years worth of reading. Especially if I limited myself to only reading one story a day.

It seems as though I got off on the right foot in January, even with all the excitement caused by the birth of my first grandchild! I read 44 stories over 31 days, and I have plenty more short fiction lined up for this month.

From Daily Science Fiction:

  • On the Sweetness of Children by Michelle Muenzler (1/1/14)
  • Mercury In Hand by Amanda M. Hayes (1/1/14)
  • Azencer by Rigel Ailur (1/2/14)
  • American Changeling by Mary Robinette Kowal (1/2/14)
  • Flint’s Folly by J. Chant (1/3/14)
  • Picture in Sand by Susan A Shepherd (1/3/14)
  • The Man who Said Good Morning by Ralph Gamelli (1/4/14)
  • The Jug Game by Jennifer Moore (1/4/14)
  • The Fosterling by Therese Arkenberg (1/4/14)
  • Long Pig by Matthew Johnson (1/5/14)
  • Sparks by Mari Ness (1/5/14)
  • Small Differences by Tim Patterson (1/5/14)
  • A Little-Known Historical Fact by Tim McDaniel (1/6/14)
  • Finding Joan by David D. Levine (1/6/14)
  • Gamed by Stephen Gaskell (1/6/14)
  • Losses: A Game by M.O. Walsh (1/7/14)
  • Solitude by Michael Guillebeau (1/7/14)
  • Fashion Statement by Peter Roberts (1/7/14)
  • Migrating Bears by Helena Leigh Bell (1/8/14)
  • Grinpa by Brian K Lowe (1/25/14)
  • Bless This House by Beth Cato (1/25/14)
  • Zero Hour by Sue Burke (1/25/14)
  • Susan 3342 A.D. by Marge Simon (1/25/14)

Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 88

  • The Clockwork Soldier by Ken Liu (1/2/14)
  • Grave of the Fireflies by Cheng Jingbo (1/3/14)
  • Wine by Yoon Ha Lee (1/3/14)
  • Ship’s Brother by Aliette de Bodard (1/3/14)
  • Utriusque Cosmi by Robert Charles Wilson (1/3/14)

The Best of Harry Harrison by Harry Harrison

I’m almost finished this Harry Harrison collection. I’ve owned this paperback for almost 30 years, and this is the first time I’m reading it!

  • The Streets of Ashkelon (1/26/14)
  • Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N. (1/27/14)
  • Rescue Operation (1/27/14)
  • At Last, the True Story of Frankenstein (1/27/14)
  • I Always Do What Teddy Says (1/27/14)
  • Portrait of the Artist (1/27/14)
  • Not Me, Not Amos Cabot! (1/30/14)
  • Mute Milton (1/30/14)
  • A Criminal Act (1/30/14)
  • Waiting Place (1/30/14)
  • If (1/31/14)
  • I have My Vigil (1/31/14)
  • From Fanaticism, or For Reward (1/31/14)
  • By the Falls (1/31/14)
  • The Ever-Branching Tree (1/31/14)
  • Braver New World (1/31/14)

See you next month!