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A very tentative schedule for Fridays in 2018

11 Sep, 2017

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This is a work in progress. Open to suggestions. In 2015 and 2016, I devoted Fridays to Norton and Lee, respectively. That led to a certain level of fatigue towards the end of the projects. In 2017, I focused on authors from Waterloo Region, which side-stepped the fatigue issue at the cost of causing problems with the gender ratio of authors reviewed1. In 2018, my idea is to

Focus on four primary authors, three women and one man: Dianna Wynne Jones, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Carrie Vaughn. A rotating roster avoids fatigue and with women outnumbering men three to one, I shouldn’t have the same problem maintaining my desired women to men ratio. Some months have five Fridays; I could just let the authors cycle on a four week rotation anyway but I think I will use this to review the slowly accumulating pile of Expanse novels I own. I might review two of them this year so by the end of 2018 I will be caught up.

I am open to suggestions as to which Joneses to review. 

1: There is no shortage of review sites that focus on men. 


Month

Date

Author

Title

January

5

Jones

12

Tchaikovsky

Empire in Black and Gold

19

Bujold

Shards of Honor

26

Vaughn

Kitty Goes to Washington

February

2

Jones

9

Tchaikovsky

Dragonfly Falling

16

Bujold

Barrayar

23

Vaughn

Kitty Takes a Holiday

March

2

Jones

9

Tchaikovsky

Blood of the Mantis

16

Bujold

The Warrior’s Apprentice

23

Vaughn

Kitty and the Silver Bullet

30

Corey

Caliban’s War

April

6

Jones

13

Tchaikovsky

Salute the Dark

20

Bujold

The Vor Game

27

Vaughn

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand

May

4

Jones

11

Tchaikovsky

The Scarab Path

18

Bujold

Cetaganda

25

Vaughn

Kitty Raises Hell

June

1

Jones

8

Tchaikovsky

The Sea Watch

15

Bujold

Mirror Dance

22

Vaughn

Kitty’s House of Horrors

29

Corey

Abbadon’s Gate

July

6

Jones

13

Tchaikovsky

Heirs of the Blade

20

Bujold

Memory

27

Vaughn

Kitty Goes to War

August

3

Jones

10

Tchaikovsky

The Air War

17

Bujold

Komarr

24

Vaughn

Kitty’s Big Trouble

31

Corey

Cibola Burn

September

7

Jones

14

Tchaikovsky

War Master’s Gate

21

Bujold

A Civil Campaign

28

Vaughn

Kitty’s Greatest Hits

October

5

Jones

12

Tchaikovsky

Seal of the Worm

19

Bujold

Diplomatic Immunity

26

Vaughn

Kitty Steals the Show

November

2

Jones

9

Tchaikovsky

The Tiger and the Wolf

16

Bujold

Captain Vorpatil’s Alliance

23

Vaughn

Kitty Rocks the House

30

Corey

Nemesis Games

December

7

Jones

14

Tchaikovsky

The Bear and the Serpent

21

Bujold

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

28

Vaughn

Kitty In the Underworld