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Peter Higgins, author of Wolfhound Century

Myke Cole, author of Shadow Ops Series

John Brown John, translator of the Zamonia Novels

Jim C. Hines author of Libriomancer

Nick Harkaway author of Angelmaker (review here)

Martha Wells author of The Cloud Roads

David Tallerman author of Giant Thief

Mazarkis Williams author of The Emperor's Knife

Rob Ziegler author of Seed

Steven Gould author of 7th Sigma

Douglas Hulick author of Among Thieves (review here)

Mark Charan Newton author of Nights of Villjamur (review here)

Kameron Hurley author of God's War (review here)

Brent Weeks author of The Black Prism (review here)

Anthony Huso author of The Last Page (review here)

Brandon Sanderson author of The Way of Kings (review here)

Lou Anders Editor of Pyr Books

Ian Tregillis author of Bitter Seeds (review here)

Sam Sykes author of Tome of the Undergates (review here)

Benjamin Parzybok author of Couch (review here)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch author of Diving Into the Wreck (review here)

Ken Scholes author of Lamentation

Cherie Priest author of Boneshaker (review here)

Lev Grossman author of The Magicians (review here)

Character Interviews

Alexia and Lord Maccon from Gail Carriger's Soulless

Lord Akeldama from Gail Carriger's Soulless

Eva Forge from Tim Akers's The Horns of Ruin

Atticus from Kevin Hearne's Hounded


The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett

A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Year Zero by Rob Reid

Alif: The Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Control Point by Myke Cole

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
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Top Articles and Referrers of 2009

Top articles:

  1. 1  Cover Unveiled for Brent Weeks's The Black Prism
  2. 2.  10 Facts About John Scalzi
  3. 3.  Brent Weeks's Night Angel Trilogy Movie Option
  4. 4.  So Much Steampunk, So Little Time
  5. 5.  COVER EVOLUTION | The Martian Chronicles (1950-2009)
  6. 6.  Best Books of 2009 (That I've read)
  7. 7.  AUTHOR INTERVIEW | Cherie Priest author of Boneshaker
  8. 8.  LOOKING FORWARD | Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, & Steampunk Coming in 2010
  9. 9.  10 Speculative Fiction Books I Consider Among the Best Ever
  10. 10.  REVIEW | The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Well from what I can glean from my top postings of 2009 is people love Brent Weeks and Steampunk. Being linked to by Weeks probably didn't hurt at all either. It was interesting to see two very recent postings make it into the top ten that I think shows the growth of the site, which is quite heartening.   Also, it was great to see The Magicians in there as I was one of the first bloggers to post a review that quite astutely pointed out the quibbles people ended up having with it.

Top referrers:

Again this shows the power of Weeks.  Jim Butcher Online and Facebook should have actually been combined since I found out his Facebook page linked to the cover and description posting I did, which caused a bit of a stir on his fan forums spanning 43 pages of comments over there.  I decided to keep FB separate as a few other authors linked from there this year as well.  Big thanks to James at Speculative Horizons who writes it as he sees it and Jeff at Fantasy Book News who is keeping us all abreast about eBook happenings with his great eReader experiments.

Incidentally this is my 199th post with it being the 1st in 2010, which means I was only two posts shy of 200 in 2009.  Look for a giveaway to commemorate my 200th post in the next day or two.