I GOT AN EMAIL for one of those end-of-year roundups about bloggers' favorite books. I answered, but there's no reason why I can't tell you my faves, too.
For fiction, my big winner of the year was John Scalzi's Old Man's War. I also liked Charles Stross's Accelerando, but I think that Scalzi gets the edge, and the book seems to have found favor with a lot of bloggers. (The Scalzi sequel, The Ghost Brigades, is coming out soon, and he's promised me an advance copy so I'll report.)