- Death's Head by David Gunn - This old fashioned pulpy adventure might be my favorite book of the year. The sequel , Maximum Offense is high on my list.
- Orphanage & Orphan's Destiny by Robert Buettner - The hero Jason Wander's voice is endlessly entertaining. Third in this series, Orphan's Journey is coming in April.
- Deadstock by Jeffrey Thomas - New weirdish mash up rocks. Can't wait for the follow up, Blue War.
- Starship: Mutiny, Starship: Pirate & New Dreams of Old by Mike Resnick - I read a bunch of Mike Resnick this year but these are the best. Starship: Mercenary is out now and I'll be reading it soon. Resnick is now one of my favorite writers.
- Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer - Sawyer's another one of my new favorite SciFi writers. I read seven of his novels this past year and greatly enjoyed them all, but this one is my favorite of the bunch.
- The Sky People by S.M. Stirling - Another old fashioned SciFi adventure that I greatly enjoyed. In the Courts of the Crimson Kings, a follow up is coming in March.
- War Machine by Andy Remic - More fun than a talking monkey. Anxiously awaiting the sequel, Biohell.
It seems I mostly bent toward military SciFi this year. Last year I was reading more hard SciFi and had Peter Watts Blindsight and Charles Stross Glasshouse among my favorites.