2010 Media Input

Here’s the media I’ve digested in 2010.1 I’ll save my commentary for the end of the post.

Books
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Data Book by Noguchi-san and Fumiyo Noguchi
The God Engines by John Scalzi
Judge Sn Goes Golfing by John Scalzi
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Infoquake by David Louis Edelman
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder
The Atrocity Archives by Charlie Stross
Starfish by Peter Watts *
By Heresies Distressed by S.M. Stirling
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi *
The Paterek Manual by Tim Paterek
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi *
The Last Colony by John Scalzi *
The New Space Opera 2 edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
The Jennifer Morgue by Charlie Stross
The Lost Fleet: Victorious by Jack Campbell
Armor by John Steakley
The Year’s Best SF 15 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson *
Candle by John Barnes *
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
For the Win by Cory Doctorow (e)
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by Bike Snob NYC
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon
Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (e) *
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (e)
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi (e)
The Sword of the Lady by S.M. Stirling (e)
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks (e)
Metatropolis edited by John Scalzi (e)
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (e)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 26th Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois (e)

Count: 40
% Re-Reads: 17.5%
% e-Books: 22.5%(!)

Video Games
• Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
• Peggle (PS3)
• geoDefense (iPhone)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3)
• geoDefense Swarm (iPhone)
• Peggle (iPhone)
• Plants vs. Zombies (iPhone)
• Angry Birds (iPhone)
• FlightControl (iPhone)
• No, Human (iPad)
• Final Fantasy (iPad)
• Madden 11 (iPad)
• Words with Friends (iPhone/iPad)
• Carcassone (iPad)
• Angry Birds HD (iPad)
• FlightControl HD (iPad)
• Astronut (iPad)
• Zuma Blitz (Facebook)
• Medal of Honor (PS3)
• Boggle (iPad)
• Scrabble (iPad)

Magazines
• Entire year of Bicycling
• Entire year of Mountain Bike
• MAKE, Volume 20
• Men’s Health, Feb. 2010

Movies
• Grosse Point Blank
• 9
• Iron Man *
• The Royal Tenenbaums
• Zack and Miri Make a Porno
• It Might Get Loud
• Iron Man 2
• Field of Dreams
• The Flying Scotsman
• The Karate Kid (2010)
• Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
• G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2
• Heartbreak Ridge *
• The Bourne Identity *
• The Bourne Supremacy *
• Slap Shot
• Star Trek (2009) *
• Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
• Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
• Monsters, Inc. *
• Futurama: Bender’s Game
• Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
• Outsourced
• Surrogates
• Up! *
• The Last Boy Scout *
• The Goods
• About a Boy
• Toy Story 3
The Hangover
• Despicable Me
• Die Hard *
• National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation *

Count: 33
% Re-Viewing: 30.3%

TV
Flashforward3
• V
• Top Gear (BBC)
• Community
• Big Bang Theory
• Mythbusters
• Futurama
• The Guild
• 30-Second Bunny Theater
• Battlestar Galactica (RDM) *


1. Asterisks indicate a case where it’s not the first consumption of said title, boldface type indicates the Favorite of the Year in that category. An (e) indicates that the book was read in electronic format.

2. In the first ten minutes, I had already determined that this is the worst movie ever made.

3. I can’t believe that this show got axed and V got picked up. What the hell?