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40 Acceptance, The Southern Reach #3, Jeff VanderMeer
39 Clockwork Canada, various authors
38 Five Stories High, various authors
37 Magic For Beginners, Kelly Link
36 Authority, The Southern Reach #2, Jeff VanderMeer
35 Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives, Kessler, Burgess and Douglas
34 The Three Body Problem, Liu Cixin [UNFINISHED]
33 The Pig That Wants to be Eaten, Julian Baggini
32 The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth
31 A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
30 I Have Waited, and You Have Come, Martine McDonagh
29 Writing the Other, Nisi Shawl
28 Pump Six and Other Stories, Paulo Bacigalupi
27 A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
26 Drake (The Burned Man #1), Peter McLean
25 Europe in Winter, Dave Hutchinson
24 The Jack Vance Treasury, Jack Vance
23 Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson
22 Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson
21 Damnation Alley, Roger Zelazny,
20 Outriders, Jay Posey
19 Russell's Attic, Books 1-3, S. L. Huang
18 Butchers's Crossing, John Williams
17 Gravity: A Novel of Medical Suspense, Tess Gerritsen
16 The Birdwatcher, William Shaw
15 It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, Danah Boyd
14 A Book of Scars, Breen & Tozer #3, William Shaw
13 Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
12 Applied Natural Magic, Eric Spannerman
11 Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
10 The Citadel of the Autarch (The Book of the New Sun #4), Gene Wolfe
09 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, James Tiptree Jnr.
08 The Elements of Eloquence, Mark Forsyth
07 The Sword of the Lictor (The Book of the New Sun #3), Gene Wolfe
06 The Island of Doctor Moreau, H. G. Wells
05 The Agonising Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein, Thomas Ligotti
04 The Claw of the Conciliator, Gene Wolfe
Second volume of The Book of the New Sun, remains an interesting but challenging read.
03 Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
Is it wrong of me to call this "like a thinking man's Dan Brown"? Probably. What it actually reminded me of, oddly (maybe), was Theodore Roszak's Flicker -- a deep sinking into one niche of the world's culture, a historical conspiracy thriller on a fairly startling scale, and not exactly a science fiction novel (even though this one won notable awards as such, presumably due to the author's SF status). This is something I'll probably have to think about (and then review) at length.
02 WHAT IF?, Randall Munroe
It's that bit off of XKCD, but in a book. How can you mark it down?
01 The Meaning of Luff, Matthew Hughes
A collection of stories and novellas about Luff Imbry - a corpulent master-thief of humanity's penultimate age. Lots of fun.

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