It's becoming a bit of a tradition now. What are you top ten books you have read this year? Not a bad year for me although I haven't really achieved what I wanted to do (complete the Fantasy Masterworks series) nor read quite as much as I would have liked. I had a cracking January, four of my top seven I read that month. Here is my top ten: 1) The Space Merchants - Pohl, Frederik 2) Occultation and Other Stories - Barron, Laird 3) Slaughter House 5 - Vonnegut, Kurt 4) The White Hands and Other Weird Tales - Samuels, Mark 5) The Haunting of Hill House - Jackson, Shirley 6) Dark Entries - Aickman, Robert 7) Dying Inside - Silverberg, Robert 8) The Stainless Steel Rat - Harrison, Harry 9) The Hound of the Baskervilles - Doyle, Arthur Conan 10) Starship Troopers - Heinlein, Robert A. And some individual short stories, not in any of the collections above, that are still worth a mention: "A Little Woman" by Kafka, Franz "On the River" by Maupassant, Guy de "Having the Time of his Life" by Watson, Ian "Next to Godliness" by Stableford, Brian "Deciduous Tree" by Sketchley Martin "Incentive" by Aldiss, Brian Biggest disappointment of the year: The Dragon Waiting - Ford, John M.