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“I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.”

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In hardcover:

Alexander Freed's Rogue One is up five spots, finishing the week at number 11.

Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is down four positions, ending the week at number 15.

In paperback:

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New Index

Man, 2017 already. Just a few days ago, the Hotlist turned twelve years old. And with 524 book reviews thus far, I don't know how many interviews, and countless genre-related post as well as a lot of unrelated crap, I thought it was about time to update the index.

After all, even though I kept updating it every time I reviewed a new novel, the original post dated from 2010. It was high time to come up with a new one! And since this has been a popular request for years, each entry now comes with the score I gave as my final verdict. It was odd to realize that I wasn't always as demanding. . .

Here's what happened so far in case you missed it. . .;-)
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2005

JANUARY

- The Book of Words (J. V. Jones) 7/10
- Children of Amarid (David B. Coe) 8.5/10
- The Outlanders (David B. Coe) 9/10
- Eagle-Sage (David B. Coe) 9/10

FEBRUARY

- Shadowmarch (Tad Williams) 7/10
- Ship of Magic (Robin Hobb) 9/10
- Mad Ship (Robin Hobb) 9/10
- Ship of Destiny (Robin Hobb) 9/10

MARCH

- The Runes of the Earth (Stephen R. Donaldson) 9/10
- David B. Coe interview
- Tad Williams interview
- The Silences of Home (Caitlin Sweet)
- Quicksilver (Neal Stephenson) 8.5/10

APRIL

- L. E. Modesitt, jr. interview
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Matthew Stover)
- The Confusion (Neal Stephenson) 9/10
- The System of the World (Neal Stephenson) 9/10

MAY

- The Darkness that Comes Before (R. Scott Bakker) 8/10
- The Warrior-Prophet (R. Scott Bakker) 8/10
- Fool's Errand (Robin Hobb) 9/10
- Golden Fool (Robin Hobb) 9/10
- The Contiki Experience

JUNE

- Fool's Fate (Robin Hobb) 10/10
- It's Only Temporary (Eric Shapiro)
- In the King's Service (Katherine Kurtz) 8/10
- The Curse of Chalion (Lois McMaster Bujold) 6.5/10
- Paladin of Souls (Lois McMaster Bujold) 6.5/10

JULY

- Robin Hobb interview
- The Years of Rice and Salt (Kim Stanley Robinson) 9/10
- Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) 8/10

AUGUST

- The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman) 7/10
- The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman) 7.5/10
- The Amber Spyglass (Philip Pullman) 7/10
- Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson) 9/10

SEPTEMBER

- Dune: The Machine Crusade (Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson) 7/10
- Dune: The Battle of Corrin (Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson) 6.5/10
- Shaman's Crossing (Robin Hobb) 8/10

OCTOBER

- One Palestine, Complete (Tom Segev)
- Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman) 9/10
- Knife of Dreams (Robert Jordan) 10/10
- Legacies (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.5/10
- Bloodline of the Holy Grail (Laurence Gardner)

NOVEMBER

- Darknesses (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 8/10
- Scepters (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 8/10
- Thud! (Terry Pratchett) 9/10
- Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Carrie Vaughn) 8/10

DECEMBER

- The Thousandfold Thought (R. Scott Bakker) 9.5/10
- The Radioactive Redhead (John Zakour and Lawrence Ganem) 7/10
- Giants of the Frost (Kim Wilkins) 7.5/10
- Elantris (Brandon Sanderson) 7.5/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview
- Lord of Snow and Shadows (Sarah Ash) 7/10

2006

JANUARY

- Steven Erikson interview
- Prisoner of the Ironsea Tower (Sarah Ash) 7/10
- Children of the Serpent Gate (Sarah Ash) 6.5/10
- The Amber Wizard (David Forbes) 7.5/10

FEBRUARY

- Steven Erikson interview
- Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson) 9/10
- Naomi Novik interview
- The Rule of Four (Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason) 7.5/10
- Brandon Sanderson interview
- Talon of the Silver Hawk (Raymond E. Feist) 6.5/10
- David Eddings interview
- Deadhouse Gates (Steven Erikson) 9.5/10
- King of Foxes (Raymond E. Feist) 6/10

MARCH

- Paul Kearney interview
- His Majesty's Dragon / Temeraire (Naomi Novik) 8/10
- Memories of Ice (Steven Erikson) 10/10
- In the Eye of Heaven (David Keck) 7/10
- David Keck interview

APRIL

- Exile's Return (Raymond E. Feist) 6.5/10
- House of Chains (Steven Erikson) 9/10
- Throne of Jade (Naomi Novik) 8.5/10
- Caitlin Sweet interview

MAY

- George R. R. Martin interview
- Ian Cameron Esslemont interview
- City of Saints and Madmen (Jeff Vandermeer) 7/10
- Tracy and Laura Hickman interview
- Jacqueline Carey interview
- Midnight Tides (Steven Erikson) 9/10
- Black Powder War (Naomi Novik) 8/10
- The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch) 8/10
- Robin Hobb interview

JUNE

- Ian Cameron Esslemont interview
- Vellum (Hal Duncan) 9/10
- Scott Lynch interview
- Zodiac (Neal Stephenson) 8/10
- Kitty goes to Washington (Carrie Vaughn) 8/10

JULY

- Carrie Vaughn interview
- Twilight Falling (Paul S. Kemp) 7/10
- The Bonehunters (Steven Erikson) 9.5/10
- Dawn of Night (Paul S. Kemp) 6.5/10
- Forest Mage (Robin Hobb) 8/10

AUGUST

- Midnight's Mask (Paul S. Kemp) 7/10
- Mistborn: The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson) 7.5/10
- The Mark of Ran (Paul Kearney) 8/10
- This Forsaken Earth (Paul Kearney) 7.5/10
- Night of Knives (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 8/10
- Lonely Planet Bluelist

SEPTEMBER

- Flight of the Nighthawks (Raymond E. Feist) 8/10
- A Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin) 9/10
- Melanie Rawn interview
- Into a Dark Realm (Raymond E. Feist) 7/10
- Joel Shepherd interview
- Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman) 8/10

OCTOBER

- Fragile Things (Neil Gaiman) 8/10
- Crossover (Joel Shepherd) 8/10
- River of Gods (Ian McDonald) 9/10

NOVEMBER

- Spellbinder (Melanie Rawn) 7.5/10
- Ian McDonald interview
- A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin) 9/10
- The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie) 7.5/10

DECEMBER

- Winterbirth (Brian Ruckley) 8/10
- Joe Abercrombie interview
- The Crooked Letter (Sean Williams) 8/10
- Orson Scott Card interview
- Brian Ruckley interview
- Peter Watts interview
- Blindsight (Peter Watts) 8/10

2007

JANUARY

- Guy Gavriel Kay interview
- The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss) 7.5/10
- Ysabel (Guy Gavriel Kay) 8.5/10
- Dan Simmons interview
- Ink (Hal Duncan) 9.25/10
- China Miéville interview

FEBRUARY

- Unclean (Richard Lee Byars) 6/10
- Tad Williams interview
- The Terror (Dan Simmons) 8/10
- Keeping it Real (Justina Robson) 7/10

MARCH

- C. S. Friedman interview
- Before They Are Hanged (Joe Abercrombie) 7.5/10
- Hal Duncan interview
- Joe Abercrombie interview
- Reaper's Gale (Steven Erikson) 9.5/10
- Patrick Rothfuss interview
- Kitty Takes a Holiday (Carrie Vaughn) 7.5/10

APRIL

- Shadowplay (Tad Williams) 7/10
- Ian Cameron Esslemont interview
- Jacqueline Carey interview
- Breakaway (Joel Shepherd) 7.5/10
- Richard Morgan interview

MAY

- Brasyl (Ian McDonald) 9/10
- Red Seas under Red Skies (Scott Lynch) 8/10
- Black Man/Thirteen (Richard Morgan) 9.5/10
- Ian McDonald interview
- The Lees of Laughter's End (Steven Erikson) 7.5/10

JUNE

- Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) 6.75/10
- David Bilsborough interview
- The Night Watch (Sergei Lukyanenko) 8/10
- After Dark (Haruki Murakami) 7.5/10
- Gail Z. Martin interview
- David Anthony Durham interview
- Renegade's Magic (Robin Hobb) 8/10
- The Wanderer's Tale (David Bilsborough) 5/10
- Dragons of the Highlord Skies (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) 6.75/10

JULY

- Robin Hobb interview
- Cry of the Newborn (James Barclay) 7.5/10
- Peter F. Hamilton interview
- The Electric Church (Jeff Somers) 7.5/10
- Tobias S. Buckell interview
- The Traveler (John Twelve Hawks) 8.5/10

AUGUST

- Daniel Abraham interview
- Feast of Souls (C. S. Friedman) 8/10
- The Dark River (John Twelve Hawks) 8/10
- Scott Lynch interview
- Steven Erikson interview
- Hunter's Run (George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham) 7.5/10
- George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham interview

SEPTEMBER

- Wizard of the Crow (Ngugi Wa Thiong'o) 7/10
- Making Money (Terry Pratchett) 7.5/10
- Jeff Somers interview
- Empire of Ivory (Naomi Novik) 8/10
- Fatal Revenant (Stephen R. Donaldson) 8/10

OCTOBER

- Stephen R. Donaldson interview
- The Well of Ascension (Brandon Sanderson) 6/10
- Spook Country (William Gibson) 7/10
- The Privilege of the Sword (Ellen Kushner) 6/10
- Katherine Kurtz interview
- Killswitch (Joel Shepherd) 7.75/10

NOVEMBER

- Devices and Desires (K. J. Parker) 7/10
- Dreamsongs, Volume 1 (George R. R. Martin) 8/10
- J. V. Jones interview
- Knights of the Black and White (Jack Whyte) 7.25/10
- Wild Cards interview with George R. R. Martin and co.

DECEMBER

- Acacia: The War with the Mein (David Anthony Durham) 6.75/10
- Inside Straight (George R. R. Martin and co.) 8/10
- Paragaea: A Planetary Romance (Chris Roberson) 6.75/10
- The Devil You Know (Mike Carey) 7.5/10

2008

JANUARY

- Last Dragon (J. M. McDermott) 6.75/10
- A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin) 10/10
- American Gods (Neil Gaiman) 9/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview
- Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Carrie Vaughn) 7.5/10
- James Barclay interview

FEBRUARY

- Bright of the Sky (Kay Kenyon) 7.5/10
- MAD about Star Wars (Jonathan Bresman) 7/10
- Last Argument of Kings (Joe Abercrombie) 8/10
- Wrath of a Mad God (Raymond E. Feist) 7/10

MARCH

- A Magic of Twilight (S. L. Farrell) 7.5/10
- Alastair Reynolds interview
- Neuropath (R. Scott Bakker) 9/10
- The Secret History of Moscow (Ekaterina Sedia) 8.5/10
- S. L. Farrell interview
- The Shadow Year (Jeffrey Ford) 8/10
- The Last Wish (Andrzej Sapkowski) 6.75/10

APRIL

- The Day Watch (Sergei Lukyanenko) 8/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview
- The Gunslinger (Stephen King) 7.5/10
- Kay Kenyon interview
- Bloodheir (Brian Ruckley) 8/10
- The Edge of Reason (Melinda Snodgrass) 7.75/10
- The Digital Plague (Jeff Somers) 7.75/10

MAY

- Infoquake (David Louis Edelman) 8/10
- Victory of Eagles (Naomi Novik) 7.75/10
- Return of the Crimson Guard (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 8.5/10
- The Man Who Turned Into Himself (David Ambrose) 7.5/10

JUNE

- The Steel Remains (Richard Morgan) 7.5/10
- Toll the Hounds (Steven Erikson) 9/10
- Backup (Jim Butcher) 7.5/10
- Stonefather (Orson Scott Card) 5/10

JULY

- The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) 10/10
- Adrian Tchaikovsky interview
- Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) 8/10

AUGUST

- Chris Evans interview
- MultiReal (David Louis Edelman) 8/10
- Melinda Snodgrass interview
- Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 7.25/10
- Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim (Tom Corwin and Craig Frazier)
- The Alchemy of Stone (Ekaterina Sedia) 7/10
- David Louis Edelman interview

SEPTEMBER

- Chronicles of the Black Company (Glen Cook) 8/10
- The Mirrored Heavens (David J. Williams) 7.5/10
- Ad Lib Column: Tobias S. Buckell
- The Way of Shadows (Brent Weeks) 7/10
- Ad Lib Column: Adrian Tchaikovsky
- David J. Williams interview
- The Ten Thousand (Paul Kearney) 8/10

OCTOBER

- Brent Weeks interview
- Peter V. Brett interview
- Ian Cameron Esslemont interview
- The Company (K. J. Parker) 7.75/10
- Paul Kearney interview
- Tales of the Dying Earth (Jack Vance) 5/10

NOVEMBER

- Tom Lloyd interview
- The Judging Eye (R. Scott Bakker) 9/10
- Busted Flush (edited by George R. R. Martin) 7.5/10
- Empire in Black and Gold (Adrian Tchaikovsky) 6.5/10
- The Engine's Child (Holly Phillips) 6.25/10

DECEMBER

- The Hero of Ages (Brandon Sanderson) 7/10
- Graceling (Kristin Cashore) 6.75/10
- Wild Cards interview with George R. R. Martin and the Busted Flush contributors
- The Travel Book (Lonely Planet) 10/10
- Ad Lib Column: Lilith Saintcrow
- A World Too Near (Kay Kenyon) 7.75/10
- The Six Directions of Space (Alastair Reynolds) 7.75/10
- Storm Front (Jim Butcher) 7.75/10
- Bones of the Dragon (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) 6/10

2009

JANUARY

- Wings of Wrath (C. S. Friedman) 9/10
- Muse of Fire (Dan Simmons) 7.5/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview
- Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Carrie Vaughn) 7.5/10
- Ken Scholes interview
- Glen Cook interview
- The Books of the South (Glen Cook) 7.25/10

FEBRUARY

- Cyberabad Days (Ian McDonald) 8.5/10
- C. S. Friedman interview
- A Fantasy Medley (edited by Yanni Kuznia) 7.5/10
- The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (Charlie Huston) 7.5/10
- A Fine and Private Place (Peter S. Beagle) 7.75/10

MARCH

- City Without End (Kay Kenyon) 8/10
- Imager (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.75/10
- How the Dead Dream (Lydia Millet) 7.5/10

APRIL

- Twelve (Jasper Kent) 8.5/10
- The City & the City (China Miéville) 8/10
- The Burning Skies (David J. Williams) 8/10
- Purple and Black (K. J. Parker) 7.5/10

MAY

- Nights of Villjamur (Mark Charan Newton) 7.25/10
- Best Served Cold (Joe Abercrombie) 8.5/10

JUNE

- Patient Zero (Jonathan Maberry) 7.75/10
- Fire Raiser (Melanie Rawn) 7.5/10
- Fall of Thanes (Brian Ruckley) 8.75/10

JULY

- The Angel's Game (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) 9/10
- Dust of Dreams (Steven Erikson) 9.5/10
- Fool Moon (Jim Butcher) 7.75/10
- Retribution Falls (Chris Wooding) 7.5/10

AUGUST

- Lamentation (Ken Scholes) 7.5/10
- Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009

SEPTEMBER

- Consider Phlebas (Iain M. Banks) 7.5/10
- The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes (Neil Gaiman)
- Child of Fire (Harry Connolly) 7.5/10
- Princess Mononoke (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Spirited Away (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Peter & Max (Bill Willingham) 7.25/10
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- 5 cm per Second (film directed by Makoto Shinkai)
- The Sandman: The Doll's House (Neil Gaiman)

OCTOBER

-The Place Promised in our Early Days (film directed by Makoto Shinkai)
- A Magic of Nightfall (S. L. Farrell) 8.25/10
- Sword of the Stranger (film directed by Masahiro Ando)
- The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) 7.5/10
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (film directed by Shinichiro Watanabe)
- The Great Bazaar and Other Stories (Peter V. Brett) 7.5/10
- The Sandman: Dream Country (Neil Gaiman)
- My Neighbor Totoro (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (film directed by Tetsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue)
- The Gathering Storm (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson) 7.75/10

NOVEMBER

- The Sandman: Season of Mists (Neil Gaiman)
- The Eternal Prison (Jeff Somers) 8/10
- Ghost in the Shell (film directed by Mamoru Oshii)
- The Sandman: A Game of You (Neil Gaiman)
- Tokyo Godfathers (film directed by Satoshi Kon)
- The Dragon Keeper (Robin Hobb) 7.5/10
- The Golden City (John Twelve Hawks) 7.25/10
- Howl's Moving Castle (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Mark Charan Newton interview
- The Sandman: Fables & Reflections (Neil Gaiman)
- Thousandth Night & Minla's Flowers (Alastair Reynolds) 8.25/10

DECEMBER

- Voices of a Distant Star (film directed by Makoto Shinkai)
- Suicide Kings (edited by George R. R. Martin) 7.75/10
- Robin Hobb interview
- The Magicians (Lev Grossman) 6.75/10
- The Windup Girl (Paolo Bacigalupi) 8.25/10
- The Sandman: Brief Lives (Neil Gaiman)
- Unseen Academicals (Terry Pratchett) 6/10
- Steven Erikson interview

2010

JANUARY

- Horus Rising (Dan Abnett) 7.5/10
- Ponyo (film directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Joe Abercrombie interview
- The Sandman: World's End (Neil Gaiman)
- Prince of Storms (Kay Kenyon) 8.25/10

FEBRUARY

- Arms-Commander (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.5/10
- The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed (Patrick Rothfuss)
- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Seth Grahame-Smith) 7.25/10
- The Wit & the Wisdom of Discworld (Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett) 7.5/10
- Kitty Raises Hell (Carrie Vaughn) 7.75/10
- Kitty's House of Horrors (Carrie Vaughn) 7.5/10
- Altered Carbon (Richard Morgan) 10/10

MARCH

- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson) 10/10
- The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson) 9/10
- Warriors (Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois) 8/10
- Under Heaven (Guy Gavriel Kay) 10/10

APRIL

- Boys Will Be Boys (Jeff Pearlman)
- Geosynchron (David Louis Edelman) 8.5/10
- Guy Gavriel Kay interview
- Spellwright (Blake Charlton) 7.5/10
- Grave of the Fireflies (film directed by Isao Takahata)
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Stieg Larsson) 10/10

MAY

- Blood Follows (Steven Erikson) 7.5/10
- The Healthy Dead (Steven Erikson) 7.5/10
- Tongues of Serpents (Naomi Novik) 6.75/10
- Brandon Sanderson interview

JUNE

- The Drawing of the Three (Stephen King) 8/10
- Swords & Dark Magic (edited by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan) 7/10
- The Dervish House (Ian McDonald) 10/10
- Crack'd Pot Trail (Steven Erikson) 6/10

JULY

- Grave Peril (Jim Butcher) 7.5/10
- Bitter Seeds (Ian Tregillis) 8/10
- Leviathan Wept and Other Stories (Daniel Abraham) 8/10
- Shadow's Son (Jon Sprunk) 7.25/10
- Thirteen Years Later (Jasper Kent) 8/10
- The Machinery of Light (David J. Williams) 8.25/10

AUGUST

- Ian Tregillis interview
- Hyperion (Dan Simmons) 9.5/10
- Who Fears Death (Nnedi Okorafor) 7.75/10
- Peter F. Hamilton interview
- Blue and Gold (K. J. Parker) 7.75/10

SEPTEMBER

- The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Phil Athans)
- Brandon Sanderson interview
- The Terminal State (Jeff Somers) 7.75/10
- The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson) 7.5/10
- The Painted Man/The Warded Man (Peter V. Brett) 7.75/10

OCTOBER

- Against All Things Ending (Stephen R. Donaldson) 7/10
- Game of Cages (Harry Connolly) 7.5/10
- Stonewielder (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 9/10
- Disciple of the Dog (R. Scott Bakker) 7.75/10

NOVEMBER

- Towers of Midnight (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson) 8/10
- City of Ruin (Mark Charan Newton) 7.5/10
- The Executioness (Tobias S. Buckell) 7.5/10
- Shadowrise (Tad Williams) 8/10

DECEMBER

- Songs of Love & Death (edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois) 8/10
- Dragon Haven (Robin Hobb) 7.5/10
- The White-Luck Warrior (R. Scott Bakker) 8.5/10
- Shadowheart (Tad Williams) 7.75/10

2011

JANUARY

- The Alchemist (Paolo Bacigalupi) 7.5/10
- The Wise Man's Fear (Patrick Rothfuss) 8/10
- The Crippled God (Steven Erikson) 9.5/10
- The Lifecycle of Software Objects (Ted Chiang) 8.5/10

FEBRUARY

- Wild Cards I (edited by George R. R. Martin) 7.75/10
- The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Mark Hodder) 7.75/10
- Brayan's Gold (Peter V. Brett) 7.5/10
- Ares Express (Ian McDonald) 7.75/10

MARCH

- Imager's Challenge (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.75/10
- The Heroes (Joe Abercrombie) 8/10
- Peter Orullian interview
- Corvus (Paul Kearney) 8/10
- Mark Lawrence interview
- The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Mark Hodder) 7.5/10

APRIL

- Childe Morgan (Katherine Kurtz) 7.75/10
- Steven Erikson interview
- The Dragon's Path (Daniel Abraham) 7.25/10
- Summer Knight (Jim Butcher) 8/10
- Legacy of Kings (C. S. Friedman) 9/10
- Paul Kearney interview
- Joe Abercrombie interview

MAY

- A Feast for Crows (George R. R. Martin) 7.75/10
- Chasm City (Alastair Reynolds) 9.75/10
- Star Wars: Choices of One (Timothy Zahn) 7.75/10

JUNE

- R. Scott Bakker interview
- The Unremembered (Peter Orullian) 6.5/10
- Leviathan Wakes (James S. A. Corey) 8.5/10
- Troika (Alastair Reynolds) 8/10
- The Five (Robert McCammon) 8.25/10

JULY

- Prince of Thorns (Mark Lawrence) 7.75/10
- A Dance With Dragons (George R. R. Martin) 9/10
- Embassytown (China Miéville) 6.75/10
- The Quantum Thief (Hannu Rajaniemi) 7.25/10
- The Prince of Mist (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) 7.5/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview (part 2)

AUGUST

- Hawkwood and the Kings (Paul Kearney) 7.75/10
- The Inheritance and Other Stories (Robin Hobb / Megan Lindholm) 8/10
- The Edinburgh Dead (Brian Ruckley) 7.5/10

SEPTEMBER

- The Third Section (Jasper Kent) 8/10
- Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami) 7.5/10
- The Whisperer (Donato Carrisi) 10/10

OCTOBER

- The Midnight Palace (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) 6/10
- The Diviner (Melanie Rawn) 8/10
- Kitty's Greatest Hits (Carrie Vaughn) 8/10
- Manhattan in Reverse (Peter F. Hamilton) 8/10
- The Alloy of Law (Brandon Sanderson) 7.5/10

NOVEMBER

- The Hypnotist (Lars Kepler) 7.75/10
- Shadows West (Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale) 7.5/10
- The Final Evolution (Jeff Somers) 7.75/10
- Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Michael Moorcock) 7.5/10

DECEMBER

- The Winds of Khalakovo (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 8/10
- House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski) 6/10

2012

JANUARY


- The Waste Lands (Stephen King) 8.5/10
- Dominion (C. S. Friedman) 8/10
- Throne of the Crescent Moon (Saladin Ahmed) 7.5/10
- Death Masks (Jim Butcher) 8.25/10
- Fort Freak (edited by George R. R. Martin) 7.5/10
- Planesrunner (Ian McDonald) 7.75/10

FEBRUARY

- Crucible of Gold (Naomi Novik) 6.75/10
- Kitty Goes to War (Carrie Vaughn) 7.75/10
- Orb Sceptre Throne (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 7.5/10
- A Stark and Wormy Knight (Tad Williams) 7.5/10

MARCH

- The Whitefire Crossing (Courtney Schafer) 7.5/10
- Saladin Ahmed interview
- Bradley P. Beaulieu interview
- The Book of Transformations (Mark Charan Newton) 7/10
- City of Dragons (Robin Hobb) 7.5/10
- Shadow Ops: Control Point (Myke Cole) 8/10

APRIL

- The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band (Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss) 10/10
- Kings of the Morning (Paul Kearney) 9/10
- The Straits of Galahesh (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 8.5/10

MAY

- God's War (Kameron Hurley) 9.5/10
- The Night Sessions (Ken MacLeod) 8.25/10
- Spellbound (Blake Charlton) 7/10

JUNE

- Legion (Brandon Sanderson) 7.75/10
- The Coldest War (Ian Tregillis) 9/10
- Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson) 8/10
- Fevre Dream (George R. R. Martin) 7.75/10

JULY

- The Wurms of Blearmouth (Steven Erikson) 7.75/10
- The Pillars of Hercules (David Constantine) 7/10
- Forge of Darkness (Steven Erikson) 8/10
- Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom) 10/10

AUGUST

- Scourge of the Betrayer (Jeff Salyards) 7.25/10
- One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) 5/10
- My Name is Red (Orhan Pamuk) 8.5/10

SEPTEMBER

- The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Tad Williams) 7.75/10
- The Prisoner of Heaven (Carlos Ruiz Zafón) 8.5/10
- King of Thorns (Mark Lawrence) 7.75/10

OCTOBER

- Caliban's War (James S. A. Corey) 9/10
- Infidel (Kameron Hurley) 8/10
- A Fantasy Medley 2 (edited by Yanni Kuznia) 7.5/10

NOVEMBER

- The Cold Commands (Richard Morgan) 7.5/10
- Red Country (Joe Abercrombie) 8/10
- Engraved on the Eye (Saladin Ahmed) 7.75/10
- Dreamsongs, Volume 2 (George R. R. Martin) 9.5/10

DECEMBER

- The Passage (Justin Cronin) 8/10
- Rapture (Kameron Hurley) 9/10

2013

JANUARY

- Blood and Bone (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 6/10
- Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier (Myke Cole) 8/10
- The Willful Princess and the Pieball Prince (Robin Hobb) 7.25/10
- Be My Enemy (Ian McDonald) 7.75/10

FEBRUARY

- A Memory of Light (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson) 5/10
- Wolfhound Century (Peter Higgins) 7.5/10
- Trickster (Jeff Somers) 7.75/10

MARCH

- Shogun (James Clavell) 10/10
- Ex-Heroes (Peter Clines) 7.5/10
- River of Stars (Guy Gavriel Kay) 9.5/10

APRIL

- London Falling (Paul Cornell) 7.5/10
- Necessary Evil (Ian Tregillis) 9/10
- Promise of Blood (Brian McClellan) 6.5/10

MAY

- The Flames of Shadam Khoreh (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 8/10
- Ex-Patriots (Peter Clines) 8/10

JUNE

- The Long Earth (Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter) 7.5/10
- The Darwin Elevator (Jason M. Hough) 7.5/10

JULY

- Great North Road (Peter F. Hamilton) 8/10
- Blood of Dragons (Robin Hobb) 7.5/10
- Emperor of Thorns (Mark Lawrence) 8/10

AUGUST

- Happy Hour in Hell (Tad Williams) 7.5/10
- The People's Will (Jasper Kent) 8/10

SEPTEMBER

- Balfour and Meriwether in the Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs (Daniel Abraham) 7.5/10
- The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch) 5/10

OCTOBER

- 23 Years on Fire (Joel Shepherd) 8.5/10
- Blood of Tyrants (Naomi Novik) 7.25/10
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman) 8/10
- Abaddon's Gate (James S. A. Corey) 9/10

NOVEMBER

- The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below (Patrick Rothfuss) 7.5/10
- The Devil Delivered and Other Tales (Steven Erikson) 7.5/10
- The Last Dark (Stephen R. Donaldson) 7.5/10

DECEMBER

- A Thousand Perfect Things (Kay Kenyon) 7/10
- Something More Than Night (Ian Tregillis) 7.5/10
- The One-Eyed Man (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 8/10

2014

JANUARY

- Dreamwalker (C. S. Friedman) 7.5/10
- Shadow Ops: Breach Zone (Myke Cole) 8/10
- The Twelve (Justin Cronin) 8/10
- Empress of the Sun (Ian McDonald) 7.5/10

FEBRUARY

- The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker) 8/10
- Reamde (Neal Stephenson) 8.5/10

MARCH

- Europe in Autumn (Dave Hutchinson) 7.5/10
- Honor Among Thieves (James S. A. Corey) 7/10

APRIL

- A Different Kingdom (Paul Kearney) 8/10
- Tai-Pan (James Clavell) 7.5/10
- Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 7.5/10

MAY

- Operation Shield (Joel Shepherd) 8/10
- Prince of Fools (Mark Lawrence) 8/10
- Half a King (Joe Abercrombie) 7.75/10
- Cyador's Heirs (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.75/10
- Fiend (Peter Stenson) 7.5/10

JUNE

- The Bone Season (Samantha Shannon) 7/10
- The Iron King (Maurice Druon) 8/10
- Fool's Assassin (Robin Hobb) 8/10

JULY

- American Craftsmen (Tom Doyle) 7/10
- Shattering the Ley (Joshua Palmatier) 5/10

AUGUST

- The Strangled Queen (Maurice Druon) 7.75/10
- Assail (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 6/10
- Rogues (edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois) 6.5/10
- Kushiel's Dart (Jacqueline Carey) 9.5/10

SEPTEMBER

- Neuromancer (William Gibson) 8/10
- Legion: Skin Deep (Brandon Sanderson) 7.75/10
- The Dark Defiles (Richard Morgan) 7.5/10

OCTOBER

- Sleeping Late on Judgement Day (Tad Williams) 7.75/10
- The Lost Girls of Rome (Donato Carrisi) 9/10
- Willful Child (Steven Erikson) 7.75/10

NOVEMBER

- Cibola Burn (James S. A. Corey) 7.75/10
- The King's Deryni (Katherine Kurtz) 7.5/10
- The Last Rite (Jasper Kent) 8/10

DECEMBER

- The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Elio M. García, Jr., Linda Antonsson, and George R. R. Martin) 10/10
- Messenger's Legacy (Peter V. Brett) 7/10

2015

JANUARY

- Gemini Cell (Myke Cole) 8/10
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Patrick Rothfuss) 7.75/10
- The Poisoned Crown (Maurice Druon) 7.25/10
- Half the World (Joe Abercrombie) 7.5/10

FEBRUARY

- Echopraxia (Peter Watts) 7/10
- 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami) 7.5/10
- The Mechanical (Ian Tregillis) 6.5/10
- Originator (Joel Shepherd) 8/10

MARCH

- The Talisman (Stephen King and Peter Straub) 8/10
- The Free (Brian Ruckley) 7.5/10
- Clash of Eagles (Alan Smale) 7.5/10

APRIL

- Heritage of Cyador (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 7.5/10
- The Immortality Game (Ted Cross) 4/10
- Veil of the Deserters (Jeff Salyards) 7.5/10

MAY

- Slow Bullets (Alastair Reynolds) 7.5/10
- The Border (Robert McCammon) 7.75/10
- The Liar's Key (Mark Lawrence) 8.5/10

JUNE

- Working for Bigfoot (Jim Butcher) 7.75/10
- Seveneves (Neal Stephenson) 7/10
- Avery Cates: The Shattered Gears (Jeff Somers) 7.5/10
- Armada (Ernest Cline) 7.5/10

JULY

- Uprooted (Naomi Novik) 4/10
- The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May (Mark Z. Danielewski) 4/10

AUGUST

- Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro) 8/10
- Kitty's Big Trouble (Carrie Vaughn) 7.75/10
- Kitty Steals the Show (Carrie Vaughn) 7.75/10
- March Violets (Philip Kerr) 7.5/10

SEPTEMBER

- The Pale Criminal (Philip Kerr) 8/10
- Fool's Quest (Robin Hobb) 8.5/10
- Kushiel's Chosen (Jacqueline Carey) 9/10

OCTOBER

- Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (Bradley P. Beaulieu) 6/10
- Child of Vengeance (David Kirk) 8/10

NOVEMBER

- The City Stained Red (Sam Sykes) 7.25/10
- Half a War (Joe Abercrombie) 8/10
- Wizard and Glass (Stephen King) 9/10
- Luna: New Moon (Ian McDonald) 7.75/10

DECEMBER

- Dreamseeker (C. S. Friedman) 7.25/10
- The Call of the Sword (Roger Taylor) 7.5/10
- The Royal Succession (Maurice Druon) 7.75/10
- Nemesis Games (James S. A. Corey) 9/10

2016

JANUARY

- Blood Rites (Jim Butcher) 8.5/10
- Traitor's Blade (Sebastien de Castell) 7.5/10
- Dead Beat (Jim Butcher) 8.75/10
- Proven Guilty (Jim Butcher) 8.75/10
- Avery Cates: The Walled City (Jeff Somers) 7.5/10

FEBRUARY

- Avery Cates: The Pale (Jeff Somers) 7.5/10
- The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) 7/10
- Black Wolves (Kate Elliott) 7/10
- Javelin Rain (Myke Cole) 8/10

MARCH

- The Everything Box (Richard Kadrey) 7.5/10
- Kushiel's Avatar (Jacqueline Carey) 10/10
- Avery Cates: The Iron Island (Jeff Somers) 7.5/10
- Downbelow Station (C. J. Cherryh) 8/10

APRIL

- Children of Earth and Sky (Guy Gavriel Kay) 9/10
- Road Brothers: Tales of the Broken Empire (Mark Lawrence) 7.75/10
- Dancer's Lament (Ian Cameron Esslemont) 5.5/10

MAY

- The Book of Phoenix (Nnedi Okorafor) 8.25/10
- The Great Ordeal (R. Scott Bakker) 8/10
- Eagle in Exile (Alan Smale) 8/10
- The Wheel of Osheim (Mark Lawrence) 8/10

JUNE

- The Return of the Black Company (Glen Cook) 7.25/10
- Fall of Light (Steven Erikson) 6.5/10
- R. Scott Bakker interview
- Wolves of the Calla (Stephen King) 8.75/10
- The Wolf in the Attic (Paul Kearney) 8/10

JULY

- Get in Trouble (Kelly Link) 7.5/10
- League of Dragons (Naomi Novik) 7.25/10
- Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris) 7.25/10
- City of Mirrors (Justin Cronin) 7/10

AUGUST

- Song of Susannah (Stephen King) 8/10
- The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) 7.5/10
- The Language of Dying (Sarah Pinborough) 8.5/10
- Willful Child: Wrath of Betty (Steven Erikson) 7.75/10

SEPTEMBER

- The Dark Tower (Stephen King) 8/10
- This Gulf of Time and Stars (Julie E. Czerneda) 7.5/10
- Chains of the Heretic (Jeff Salyards) 6/10

OCTOBER

- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (N.K. Jemisin) 7.5/10
- The Gate to Future Pasts (Julie E. Czerneda) 7/10
- Sharp Ends (Joe Abercrombie) 7.25/10
- The Waking Fire (Anthony Ryan) 7/10

NOVEMBER

- The Burning Isle (Will Panzo) 6/10
- Binti (Nnedi Okorafor) 7/10
- The Heart of What Was Lost (Tad Williams) 7.5/10

DECEMBER

- Dreamweaver (C. S. Friedman) 7.5/10
- Recluce Tales (L. E. Modesitt, jr.) 8.5/10
- The Ruins of Ambrai (Melanie Rawn) 6/10
- The Forgetting Moon (Brian Lee Durfee) 6.75/10

2017

JANUARY

- Babylon's Ashes (James S. A. Corey) 8/10
- Kushiel's Scion (Jacqueline Carey) 8.5/10
- The Stars Are Legion (Kameron Hurley) 7.5/10
- White Night (Jim Butcher)
- The She-Wolf (Maurice Druon)