A log of things I've read and thought. Most were small thoughts and are collected into a group for each month; click on the month link to see those. Larger entries with dedicated pages have title links.

For less recent readings, see the 1996 bookshelf. For more recent readings, see the 2004 bookshelf (1998-2003 are missing).

December, 1997:
The Warrior's Apprentice, The Vor Game, and Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
Beauty and the Beast by Barbara Hambly
Rocket Jockey by Lester Del Rey
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
Queen Of Angels by Greg Bear

November, 1997:
The Tranquility Alternative by Allen Steele
The Abductor Conspiracy by Jonathon Frakes
The Unlikely Ones by Mary Brown
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan
Understanding SQL by Martin Gruber
HTML: The Definitive Guide by Chuck Musciano and Bill Kennedy
World Wide Web Programming with HTML & CGI by Ed Tittel,
Programming Perl by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Randal L. Schwartz

October, 1997:
Inner Loops by Rick Booth
On Writing Well, 3rd edition by William Zinsser
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
The Patchwork Girl by Larry Niven
Black Star Rising by Frederik Pohl

September, 1997:
Wolfling by Gordon R. Dickson
GanWold's Child by Diann Thornley
The 97th Step by Steve Perry
The Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy by Elizabeth Moon
   Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, Oath of Gold Firestar by Michael Flynn

August, 1997:
The McAndrew Chronicles by Charles Sheffield
Of Tangible Ghosts by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Endangered Species by Nevada Barr
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
Fall Of Angels by L.E.Modesitt, Jr.

July, 1997:
Fisherman's Hope by David Feintuch
Prisoner's Hope by David Feintuch
Challenger's Hope by David Feintuch
Midshipman's Hope by David Feintuch
Cold As Ice by Charles Sheffield
The Rising by James Doohan and S.M. Stirling
The Ship Errant by Jody Lynn Nye
Destiny's Road by Larry Niven

June, 1997:
Adiamante by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Mindstar Rising by Peter F. Hamilton
Firestorm by Nevada Barr
The Soprano Sorceress by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Hardware by Linda Barnes
Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

May, 1997:
Coyote by Linda Barnes
The Snake Tattoo by Linda Barnes
Documenting Complicated Programs by Brian Bauer
An Alien Light by Nancy Kress
Ethan Of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ancient Shores by Jack McDevitt
The Parafaith War by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Beggars Ride by Nancy Kress
Hour Of The Horde by Gordon R. Dickson

April, 1997:
Derelict For Trade by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith
Cyteen: The Betrayal Part 1 by C.J. Cherryh
Rimrunners by C.J. Cherryh
Kingdoms of the Wall by Robert Silverberg
The Ragged World by Judith Moffet
Heavy Time by C.J. Cherryh
The Element Of Fire by Martha Wells
The Ragged World by Judith Moffet
Abstraction and Specification in Program Development by Barbara Liskov and John Guttag
Formal Methods: Theory and Practice edited by P. N. Scharbach
Software Specification Techniques edited by N. Gehani and A. D. McGettrick
The Way of Z by Jonathan Jacky
Brothers by Ben Bova
The Ship Avenged by S. M. Stirling

March, 1997:
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
Fatal Defect by Ivars Peterson
Write Your Own Business Contracts by E. Thorpe Barrett
Legal Care For Your Software by Daniel Remer and Stephen Elias
Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Anthony Mancuso
The Legal Guide For Starting And Running A Small Business by Fred Steingold
Once a Hero by Elizabeth Moon
Orbitsville by Bob Shaw
The Other End of Time by Frederik Pohl
Mid-Flinx by Alan Dean Foster
Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess
Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon
Wildside by Steven Gould

February, 1997:
Incorporating Your Talents by Robert Esperti and Renno Peterson
The Millionaire's Secret by Mark Fisher
The Revolutionary Cholesterol Breakthrough by Robert Kowalski
The Microsoft Way by Randall E. Stross
Across Realtime by Vernor Vinge
The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold
The 8-week Cholesterol Cure by Robert E. Kowalski
Tog on Software Design by Bruce Tognazzini
Flux by Stephen Baxter
Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling

January, 1997:
Five-Twelfths Of Heaven by Melissa Scott
A Programmer's Geometry by Bowyer and Woodwark
Richter 10 by Arthur C. Clarke and Mike McQuay
Ship Of The Line by C. S. Forester
Society Of The Mind by Eric L. Harry
Hand, Reef, and Steer by Richard Henderson
Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt
The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

Substantive changes:
    January 8, 1997: created.
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