Apr. 23rd, 2013

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1993 was the year I went back to school. I had been working as a research assistant at the Canadian Network for Space Research, helpfully located in the sub-basement of the Biological Sciences building at the University of Alberta, since just after my graduation with a B.Sc. in Physics in 1991 up until the fall of 1992, when funding was cut for the "Network of Centres of Excellence" program that CNSR was part of, and my position disappeared. I spent pretty much the next year unemployed, deciding early in 1993 to go and get a Computing Science degree instead.Here's what I was reading during the first half of that year... )

84 books in the first half of the year--I don't think I managed much more than that in the entire year of 2011.  I guess that's what being unemployed and childless will get you.  Plus books were shorter back then; maybe someday I'll compare page totals and see if that makes recent years look better.

Anyway, the summary stats: By genre, we have 31 science fiction, 28 fantasy, 9 literature, 7 magazines, 2 mystery, 1 horror, and 1 non-fiction and 1 humour that were atypically included in my tally.  5 anthologies of stories by multiple authors, 7 single-author collections, 5 rereads, 2 of my wife's manuscripts, and 7 library books.  Comparing to the just over 6 months of 1992 I posted earlier, that's much fewer literature and library books--a total of 61 books against my "unread books" total.  A whopping 39 of those books, from the beginning of the year, were my Aurora Awards reading, Canadian SF/Fantasy books that had been eligible for the Auroras that year (or were, perhaps, prequels to eligible books if not eligible themselves).  Also includes the beginning of the last gasp of my Piers Anthony reading, something that had dominated my teenage years, and a few of my online reviews.

Hopefully I'll find the time to get to the rest sometime.

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