December 13, 2005
I GOT AN EMAIL for one of those end-of-year roundups about bloggers' favorite books. I answered, but there's no reason why I can't tell you my faves, too.
For fiction, my big winner of the year was John Scalzi's Old Man's War. I also liked Charles Stross's Accelerando, but I think that Scalzi gets the edge, and the book seems to have found favor with a lot of bloggers. (The Scalzi sequel, The Ghost Brigades, is coming out soon, and he's promised me an advance copy so I'll report.)
For nonfiction, the big winner is Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology, which I think is definitely the most important nonfiction book of 2005. Honorable mention to Hugh Hewitt's book Blog, and Joel Garreau's Radical Evolution.
Of course, I'm pretty sure I know what will be my favorite book of 2006 already. Well, one of 'em, anyway.