- Dynasty of Evil, Drew Karpyshyn concludes the Darth Bane trilogy on a short but fitting note, as both Bane and his apprentice prepare for a confrontation that will decide the future course of the Sith while the Dark Lord is hunted by a princess intent on revenge.
- The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett was a highlight, bridging Michael Jan Friedman’s Stargazer series and The Next Generation. Following the loss of his ship Stargazer, Picard pursues a doctorate in archaeology but is soon involved in a historical mystery of galactic proportions. Bennett offers a book robust with Trek references, intense character drama, and a fascinating sci-fi plot.
- I finally finished Simon Schama’s Citizens, a narrative approach to the French revolution that reconsiders the usual ideas about its origins and development.
- Finishing up La Belle France by Alistair Horne
- The Captive Queen, Alison Weir; biographical novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
- To the Indies, C.S. Forester. I may or may not prepare to bid farewell to Forester’s Hornblower series: this is the only Hornblower novel/collection I’ve not yet read.
- Don’t Know Much About Mythology
- The End of the Beginning, Harry Turtledove