I simply don't have the time to read the way I used to. But I should read SOME recent books, and I think I have an interesting way to do it.
In 2011, I will read at least one book by all the published SF/F authors I have a strong connection with who have published anything since 2003.
Here "published" is meant in the traditional sense described in r.a.sf.c, which basically boils down to: the publisher paid the author an advance, printed the book, did some level of initial publicity, and distributed the printed version throughout the USA in the major bookstores as well as Amazon, etc.
And "SF/F" pretty much covers the gamut of "speculative fiction"; so what's out would be mundane thrillers, mysteries, romances, and "mainstream lit"; With respect to Alt-Hist, there has to be a real game-changer involved, not just a straight extrapolation of What Would Happen if General X Won or something like that.
For this resolution I am *NOT* limiting myself to books I think I would necessarily enjoy, although obviously I'd prefer to enjoy them at the same time as fulfilling my resolution; it's possible that some
So for the authors on my LJ, this is your chance to suggest which book of yours you either would want me to read, or would think I would most enjoy.