Talk books to me. What were your fave or otherwise significant reads of 2018? Books released this year or books you just got around to (or books you reread for the nth time, for that matter). I think the conclusion of Yoon Ha Lee's Machineries of Empire with the release of Revenant Gun was the most important book event for me this year. I love that series ridiculously much, and can't wait for Hexarchate Stories (hurry up, June 25, 2019!). RG was not what I expected, and perhaps not precisely what I wanted, but it was still a hell of a lot. I don't know. I probably have to reread it to fully come to grips with it and what I think of it. That's usually the case. The book I most looked forward to this year - The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, sequel to The Traitor Baru Cormorant which is one of my all-time favourites - sadly didn't live up to its predecessor. I'm not sure how it could have? Yet I'm disappointed. But: it was still a gripping read, I'm still deeply invested in the story, and Baru is still a magnificent character. (Well. She can be again. I have faith. Don't you dare not live up to it, Seth D.) Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries - highly recommended series of novellas with a show-stealing, heart-stealing protagonist. Read read read. I read Asimov for the first time this year (Foundation trilogy + The Bicentennial Man). Next year I'll finally get around to Heinlein, I think. I also really enjoyed getting acquainted with both Sharon Shinn (her Twelve Houses series is really solid) and Tana French (new goddess in my crime pantheon).