Happy New Year!

This is a list of all the books, dissertations, and journal articles I read or re-read in full in 2018. It amounts to 51 books (19 fiction, 32 non-fiction), and 79 journal articles. In January, I was aiming for 40 books and 100 articles, so I’m going to call this a successful reading year.

Books and Dissertations


  • Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice (2013)
  • Ann Leckie: Ancillary Sword (2014)
  • Ann Leckie: Ancillary Mercy (2015)
  • Ann Leckie: Provenance (2017)
  • Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
  • Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
  • Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
  • Douglas Adams: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)
  • Douglas Adams: Mostly Harmless (1992)
  • Douglas Coupland: Microserfs (1995)
  • John Brunner: The Sheep Look Up (1972)
  • Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go (2006)
  • Liu Cixin: The Three-Body Problem (2006)
  • Liu Cixin: The Dark Forest (2008)
  • Liu Cixin: Death’s End (2010)
  • Madeleine L’Engle: A Wrinkle in Time (1962)
  • Stanislaw Lem: The Cyberiad (1965)
  • T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land (1922)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven (1971)


  • Adam Toose: Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018)
  • Alexei Yurchak: Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (2005)
  • Bretton Fosbrook: How Scenarios Became Corporate Strategies: Alternative Futures and Uncertainty in Strategic Management (2017)
  • David Pilling: The Growth Delusion (2018)
  • Edvard Arturovich Arab-Ogly: In the Forecasters’ Maze (1975)
  • Eglė Rindzevičiūtė: The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World (2016)
  • Ellen Ullman: Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology (2017)
  • Eric Foner and‎ Lisa McGirr (Editors): American History Now (2011)
  • Erving Goffmann: Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings (1963)
  • Evanthis Hatzivassiliou: The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969–1975: Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment (2017)
  • H.W. Arndt: The Rise and Fall of Economic Growth: a Study in Contemporary Thought (1978)
  • Henry Trim: Experts at Work: The Canadian State, North American Environmentalism, and Renewable Energy in an Era of Limits, 1968-1983 (2014)
  • Howard Brick: Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern American Thought (2016)
  • Hunter Heyck: Age of System: Understanding the Development of Modern Social Science (2015)
  • Immanuel Wallerstein: World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction (2004)
  • Jenny Andersson: The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post-Cold War Imagination (2018)
  • Joy Lisi Rankin: A People’s History of Computing in the United States (2018)
  • Keith Woodhouse: The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism (2018)
  • Kerryn Higgs: Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet (2016)
  • Kristen R. Ghodsee: From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read (2016)
  • Marie Hicks: Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (2017)
  • Nancy Fraser: Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013)
  • Neil Postman: Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1993)
  • Nick Montfort: The Future (2017)
  • Nigel Calder: Technopolis: Social Control of the Uses of Science (1969)
  • Quinn Slobodian: Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (2018)
  • Sara Nelson: Neoliberal Environments: Crisis, Counterrevolution, and the Nature of Value (2017)
  • Stephen Macekura: Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century (2015)
  • Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (1843)
  • Tracy Kidder: The Soul of A New Machine (1981)
  • William Taubman: Gorbachev: His Life and Times (2017)
  • Yuri Slezkine: The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution (2017)

Journal Articles

Title image: Soviet New Year’s Greeting Card
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